The day an operation or military attack is launched is often called D Day in military vocabulary. The photograph features D-Day Operation Neptune, on 6 June 1944, the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. The liberation of Europe during World War II had begun.
Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Photographs are the most powerful weapon. Said Eddie Adams, author of this pic that witnesses the execution, on a street of Saigon, of a vietcong fighter by an allied general of the US
Victory Day. V-J Day in Times Square is Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph that shows a kiss between a sailor and a nurse, on August 14, 1945. It was originally published by LIFE magazine, among many other pictures by the same author about the celebrations of the end of World War Two.
The photograph shows the arrival of the Allies, in 1944, to France, which was occupied by the Germans during World War Two. It's the beginning of the Battle of Normandy, that brings freedom back to Europe.