An oil dump exploding at Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 7 Jul 1944Bernard Montgomery bestowing the British Distinguished Service Order on Maxwell Taylor of the American 101st Airborne Division, Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944.General Bernard Montgomery pins the British Military Medal on the uniform on T/Sgt Philip Streczyk of the US First Division for extraordinary gallantry on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on D-Day.  Award presented Jul 7 1944.Generals George Patton, Omar Bradley, and Bernard Montgomery meeting at Montgomery’s headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944. Patton and Montgomery seem to be enjoying a tense laugh.
An oil dump exploding at Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 7 Jul 1944Bernard Montgomery bestowing the British Distinguished Service Order on Maxwell Taylor of the American 101st Airborne Division, Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944.General Bernard Montgomery pins the British Military Medal on the uniform on T/Sgt Philip Streczyk of the US First Division for extraordinary gallantry on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on D-Day. Award presented Jul 7 1944.Generals George Patton, Omar Bradley, and Bernard Montgomery meeting at Montgomery’s headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944. Patton and Montgomery seem to be enjoying a tense laugh.
Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944; note autograph on left breast pocket in the photographMajor General Hugh J. Gaffey and Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944View of the market at the Place du Chateau, Cherbourg, 7 Jul 1944
Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944; note autograph on left breast pocket in the photographMajor General Hugh J. Gaffey and Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944View of the market at the Place du Chateau, Cherbourg, 7 Jul 1944


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