The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.
The UK War Cabinet account has been created by the government's National Archives, and provides by-the-second updates on what's happening on the ground.
A look at the cutting-edge gear a soldier would likely be carrying storming the beach at Normandy in 1944.
A photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches, and the Normandy American Cemetery, 70 years after D-Day.
Seven decades after the Invasion of Europe, little remains of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Instead, monuments to the bravery of Allied soldiers stand tall. Here's a photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy, 70 years after D-Day.
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Road Trip 2011: Omaha and Utah Beaches may be the most famous, but France's Normandy region is full of crucial World War II-era battlegrounds, batteries, and sites essential to the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany.
Road Trip 2011: In June, 1944, American, British, and Canadian forces invaded France. CNET takes in the incredible history.
Across from the Tower of London, up the river from the Tower Bridge, floats the HMS Belfast, the last surviving British WWII warship. As part of our ongoing series of military tours, we take you onboard this historic vessel.
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