More than any other day in the war, it was D-Day that truly earned the young Americans of the 1940s the nickname The Greatest Generation. With nothing less than the future of Western civilization on the line, tens of thousands of brave warriors faced pain, hunger, depravation, disfigurement, and death, as they landed in Normandy to take on the heavy defensive fortifications of the Nazi war machine. With pure guts and a clear sense of mission, these men fought one of the greatest battles in history, and began the painstaking task of destroying evil and saving the free world through the liberation of Europe. This spectacular poster features Robert F. Sargent's legendary photograph taken from inside one of the amphibious landing vehicles, just moments after the last soldier entered the water on his way to the bloody battleground and the foreboding cliffs of occupied France. Some of the men in this picture did not live to see another day - yet all contributed to the most crucial task of the 20th century. A true work of history and inspiration - perfect for the wall of home, office, or classroom!