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Harrowing photographs show the horrific reality faced by 70,000 American soldiers during the D-Day landings

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 13: Taxis to Hell – and Back – Into the Jaws of Death (pictured) was taken on June 6 1944 by Robert F. Sargent, a chief photographer’s mate in the US Coast Guard. It depicts the US 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, as they disembark at Omaha Beach. It is one of the most recognised photographs of the Normandy Landings and has been mirrored in such films as Tom Hank's Saving Private Ryan.

Taxis to Hell – and Back – Into the Jaws of Death (pictured) was taken on June 6 1944 by Robert F. Sargent, a chief photographer’s mate in the US Coast Guard. It depicts the US 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, as they disembark at Omaha Beach. It is one of the most recognised photographs of the Normandy Landings and has been mirrored in such films as Tom Hank's Saving Private Ryan.

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