11.19.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Spreading the News
ACME News photo, dated June 18, 1944

This is one in a series of several photos that showed how the news of the D-Day invasion was sent out to the world. This particular photo shows American motorcycle dispatchers getting their orders before going to the coast to get the news coming off the returning boats of the invasion fleet. Note the U.S. soldiers are wearing British helmets similar to those worn by British paratroopers.

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