In this composite image a comparison has been made of Basly, France. D-Day took place on June 6, 1944. *** COLOR 2014*** Image # 493782427. BASLY, FRANCE - MAY 5: A view of the graveyard with the church of Saint Georges de Basly in the background on May 5, 2014 in Basly, 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 #461734397. Three soldiers of the 23rd Field Ambulance (RCAMC = Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps - Medical Service of the Canadian Army) of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division place flowers on graves. June 1944. Two soldiers wear the armband for the Red Cross. In the background is the church of Saint Georges de Basly. In the four temporary graves are a Scottish, a Canadian and two French civilians. Saint Georges de Basly, Normandy, France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)