After the liberation: Unpublished color photos of American troops posing happily with liberated Europeans... and defeated German enemies during World War II
A series of never-before-published color images of jubilant locals in liberated Normandy after the D-Day landings has been released by LIFE.com
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 08:39 EST, 23 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 EST, 23 June 2013
The devastation wreaked on the beaches of Normandy in northwest France as the Allies unleashed their history-changing assault against the Germans in June 1994 has been well-documented.
But in color photos taken by LIFE.com’s Frank Scherschel, but not published at the time, countless other scenes 'of the beginning of the end of the war' were captured.
From the reception troops enjoyed on their way to Paris to the jubilant liberation of the capital from Nazi control, these recently-released photos bring into the focus the spirit of the historic invasion on the 69th anniversary of the landings.
French couple sharing cognac with American tank crew after Allied forces liberated the area
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