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Color Photos: Before & After D-Day

Yesterday we shared some color photos of London from World War II. Today we’ve plucked a few LIFE.com images taken before and after D-Day in 1944.

Photo: Frank Scherschel/TIME & LIFE Pictures

From LIFE.com: “In rare, color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE photographer Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English towns; the French countryside, implausibly lush after the spectral landscape of the beachheads; the reception GIs enjoyed en route to the capital; the liberation of Paris.”

Photo: Frank Scherschel/TIME & LIFE Pictures

From LIFE.com: “From D-Day until Christmas 1944, captured German troops (pictured) were shipped off to American detention facilities at a rate of 30,000 per month.”

Photo: Frank Scherschel/TIME & LIFE Pictures

From LIFE.com: “A P-38 fighter plane sits in the background as the pilot arrives in a captured German vehicle.”

Check out the rest here: Before and After D-Day: In Color.

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July 21st, 2011

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