D-Day in Full Color

D-Day in Full Color


On June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place, finally turning the tide of World War II and leading to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.

Operation Neptune, widely known as D-Day, was the much-anticipated operation that began the liberation of France from German occupation.

In honor of the 76th anniversary of this historic event, we’ve brought together a collection of iconic photographs of the operation and used MyHeritage In Color™ automatic colorization technology to bring the photos to life.

A LCVP from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned U.S.S. Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach
U.S. assault troops in an LCVP landing craft approach Omaha Beach
Royal Canadian Naval Beach Commando W land on Mike Beach sector of Juno Beach
British troops come ashore at Jig Green sector Gold Beach
Gliders are delivered to the Cotentin Peninsula by Douglas C-47 Skytrains
Members of the French Resistance and the U.S. 82nd Airborne division discuss the situation during the Battle of Normandy in 1944
U.S. Rangers scaling the wall at Pointe du Hoc

Incredible how seeing these photos in color brings out the drama of the moment: the rising mist and smoke in the foggy morning light, the bright green of the landscape beneath the gliders, the treacherous rocky terrain scaled by these brave soldiers who risked their lives to fight for freedom.

See your own family’s past in a whole new light by colorizing black and white photos with MyHeritage In Color™. You can also peruse MyHeritage’s military records to learn more about the heroes in your own family.

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