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Allied Soldiers - Dig in for Protection

Allied Soldiers - Dig in for Protection American History Famous Historical Events Visual Arts World War II

Sometimes sleeping in the soil was the only protection the men of D-Day had.

This artist's rendering, part of the U.S. Navy's art gallery, depicts an exhausted American trying to get some sleep during the Normandy battles.  Curators of the Navy’s art gallery describe it as follows:

An American Soldier Sleeps, by Alexander P. Russo. 

Fatigue marks the faces of those who finally find a few moments of relief at this first rise in the terrain above Omaha Beach.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Naval History & Heritage Command.

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