In this composite image a comparison has been made of Saint Marie du Mont, France. D-Day took place on June 6, 1944. *** COLOR 2014*** Image # 493782217. SAINT MARIE DU MONT, FRANCE - MAY 7: A view of the old village fountain on May 7, 2014 in Sainte Marie du Mont, 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 # 461738455. A group of American soldiers stand at the village fountain. 12th June 1944. A woman is walking away with two pitchers while three children are watching the scene, and an old man is fetching water next to a GI expected to wash his bowls. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont was liberated by a group of paratroopers of the 501st and 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)