Taxis to Hell – and Back – Into the Jaws of Death, by Robert F. Sargent, a chief photographer's mate in the US Coast Guard, depicts the 1st Infantry Division disembarking at Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944.

Taxis to Hell – and Back – Into the Jaws of Death, by Robert F. Sargent, a chief photographer's mate in the United States Coast Guard, depicts the US 1st Infantry Division disembarking at Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944.

D-Day Propaganda

Caroline Reed looks at the propaganda campaigns accompanying the D-Day landings on June 6th, 1944.

Scant attention is given in the official histories of Operation Overlord to the massive propaganda operation which accompanied the initial D-day landings and then announced their success to occupied Europe. Specially equipped bombers carrying several million leaflets were the first Allied aircraft, except for airborne troop transporters, to fly over the Normandy beaches on June 6th, 1944. Within two days of the invasion, nine million leaflets had been dropped, bringing the news to friend and foe alike.

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