In this composite image a comparison has been made of Bernieres sur Mer, France. D-Day took place on June 6, 1944. *** COLOR 2014*** Image # 493783651. BERNIERES SUR MER, FRANCE - MAY 8: A view of Juno Beach on May 8, 2014 in Bernieres sur Mer, France. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II took place on June 6, 1944. Operation Overlord, known as D-Day, was the largest sea borne invasion in military history. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***ARCHVE 1944*** Image # 461919359. A Canadian soldier stands at the head of a group of German prisoners of war, including two officers, on Juno Beach at Bernières-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 1944. The German troops surrendered at Courseulles-sur-Mer, also on Juno beach, on D-Day, 6th June 1944. The house in the background is one of the first to be liberated by Canadian soldiers on D-Day and has been known since as La Maison des Canadiens. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)