D-Day Anniversary: Amazing Before And After Shots Of The World War II Invasion Of Normandy From LIFE.com
The 67th anniversary of D-Day -- the day the Allied powers began the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II -- brings with it a series of poignant memories.
Though our perceptions of the day are no doubt defined by the grainy, black-and-white battle shots on the beaches of Normandy, LIFE photographer Frank Scherschel captured many lesser-known D-Day scenes on film, from American troops training in small English towns to the idyllic French countryside before the onslaught in stunning color.
Check out a selection of Scherschel's photos below. Be sure to check out the amazing full gallery from LIFE.com.
Photos and captions courtesy of LIFE.com.
Take a look at a series of historical photos of D-Day, courtesy of Getty, here: