A U.S. Army soldier cleans his M1903 bolt-action rifle in a camp in England shortly before the Normandy invasion. Although the U.S. Army had adopted the semiautomatic M1 Garand rifle in 1937, a large number of M1903s were still being issued in 1944. Martin K. A. Morgan, author of The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, due out in a few weeks, explains why M1903s were still in use on D-Day.
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Liberation of France, 1944. A soldier of General Leclerc's French 2nd Armoured Division savours the moment as he sets foot on French soil in Normandy. (Photo by Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)