In this composite image a comparison has been made of Sainte Mere Eglise, France. D-Day took place on June 6, 1944. *** COLOR 2014*** Image # 493782699. SAINTE MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - MAY 7: A view of the high street on May 7, 2014 in Sainte Mere Eglise, 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 # 79655569. Normandy, France, pic: 1944, A French armoured column passing through the small French town of St Mere Eglise during the Allied invasion of Normandy, gets a warm welcome from the inhabitants (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)