An American version of a sidewalk cafe, in fallen La Haye du Puits, France on July 15, 1944, as Robert McCurty, left, from Newark, New Jersey, Sgt. Harold Smith, of Brush Creek, Tennessee, and Sgt. Richard Bennett, from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, raise their glasses in a toast.

An American version of a sidewalk cafe, in fallen La Haye du Puits, France on July 15, 1944, as Robert McCurty, left, from Newark, New Jersey, Sgt. Harold Smith, of Brush Creek, Tennessee, and Sgt. Richard Bennett, from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, raise their glasses in a toast.

An American medic helps a young German prisoner, Ulka Bernhard, who was wounded and captured south of La Haye du Puits. | Location: La Haye Du Puits Battle-Front.

An American medic helps a young German prisoner, Ulka Bernhard, who was wounded and captured south of La Haye du Puits. | Location: La Haye Du Puits Battle-Front.

An American version of a sidewalk cafe, in fallen La Haye du Puits, France on July 15, 1944. #WWII #MemorialDay

An American version of a sidewalk cafe, in fallen La Haye du Puits, France on July 15, 1944. #WWII #MemorialDay

American sapper Private 1st Class Francis Leu and British correspondents John Prince, of The London Times and Philip Grune, of the London Evening Standard talk to a prisoner of the Wehrmacht in the area Ducloux in the French town of La Haye-du-Puits. Background Photo - Cathedral of Saint-Jean

American sapper Private 1st Class Francis Leu and British correspondents John Prince, of The London Times and Philip Grune, of the London Evening Standard talk to a prisoner of the Wehrmacht in the area Ducloux in the French town of La Haye-du-Puits. Background Photo - Cathedral of Saint-Jean

Nazi prisoner waits to surrender to Americans. A German prisoners tells American soldiers he spent three days in a foxhole waiting to surrender to U.S. forces on the La Haye du Puits front in Normandy. He said he was a Russian from Turkestari who served two years in the Russian Army before he was captured by the Germans and given the choice of serving in the Nazi Army or being shot.

Nazi prisoner waits to surrender to Americans. A German prisoners tells American soldiers he spent three days in a foxhole waiting to surrender to U.S. forces on the La Haye du Puits front in Normandy. He said he was a Russian from Turkestari who served two years in the Russian Army before he was captured by the Germans and given the choice of serving in the Nazi Army or being shot.

Captain W.H. Hooper, Company Commander, L Company, 314th IR, 79th ID leads a column of German POW's with officers at its head guarded by his men up the Cherbourg - Paris Road. They are heading south towards POW cages created in the Montagne du Roule area. Captain Hooper was dead within a few days of this picture being taken, KIA in the La Haye-du-Puits area in early July.

Captain W.H. Hooper, Company Commander, L Company, 314th IR, 79th ID leads a column of German POW's with officers at its head guarded by his men up the Cherbourg - Paris Road. They are heading south towards POW cages created in the Montagne du Roule area. Captain Hooper was dead within a few days of this picture being taken, KIA in the La Haye-du-Puits area in early July.

WW2 Colourised Photos US.Captain William H. Hooper, Company Commander L Company, 314th Inf.Regt., 79th Inf.Div. leads a column of German POW's with officers at its head guarded by his men up the Rue Louis Lansonneur, Cherbourg - Paris Road. 26-28th June 1944  Captain Hooper was KIA on the 5th July 1944 some 30 to 40 kms distance away, in the La Haye-du-Puits area.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and is buried in the US Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy.

WW2 Colourised Photos US.Captain William H. Hooper, Company Commander L Company, 314th Inf.Regt., 79th Inf.Div. leads a column of German POW's with officers at its head guarded by his men up the Rue Louis Lansonneur, Cherbourg - Paris Road. 26-28th June 1944 Captain Hooper was KIA on the 5th July 1944 some 30 to 40 kms distance away, in the La Haye-du-Puits area. He was awarded the Purple Heart and is buried in the US Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy.

Two days after the liberation of the city, Eugene and Honorine Sérée, have just returned from Douville. 11th July 1944. They are looking for a place to stay. They get boxes with U.S. soldier rations and Bill W. Lemak from San Francisco, is offering them a piece of chocolate. The ruined city was liberated after heavy fighting on July 9 by the 79th Infantry Division. La Haye-du-Puits, Normandy, France.

Two days after the liberation of the city, Eugene and Honorine Sérée, have just returned from Douville. 11th July 1944. They are looking for a place to stay. They get boxes with U.S. soldier rations and Bill W. Lemak from San Francisco, is offering them a piece of chocolate. The ruined city was liberated after heavy fighting on July 9 by the 79th Infantry Division. La Haye-du-Puits, Normandy, France.

https://flic.kr/p/SvtWGH | LC001603 | La Haye du Puits (Manche), place Ducloux, le monument aux morts recouvert de drapeaux français. A gauche un GI casqué avec un civil. deux pancartes: TOWN MAJOR REAL ESTATE AND LABOR Responsable municipal pour l'immobilier et la main-d'oeuvre Le Town major s'occupe des détails de l'administration militaire, en particulier du logement des soldats et ici de la main-d'oeuvre, recrutement pour les besoin l'US Army. Il ne fait pas partie nécessairement des…

https://flic.kr/p/SvtWGH | LC001603 | La Haye du Puits (Manche), place Ducloux, le monument aux morts recouvert de drapeaux français. A gauche un GI casqué avec un civil. deux pancartes: TOWN MAJOR REAL ESTATE AND LABOR Responsable municipal pour l'immobilier et la main-d'oeuvre Le Town major s'occupe des détails de l'administration militaire, en particulier du logement des soldats et ici de la main-d'oeuvre, recrutement pour les besoin l'US Army. Il ne fait pas partie nécessairement des…

A group of French townspeople gather to welcome the liberating American troops in La Haye-du-Puits, France on Aug. 1, 1944.

A group of French townspeople gather to welcome the liberating American troops in La Haye-du-Puits, France on Aug. 1, 1944.

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