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Photos: Scenes from the D-Day invasion, 75 years ago

Photos: Scenes from the D-Day invasion, 75 years ago

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On June 6, a dwindling group of D-Day veterans and dignitaries from around the world are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the invasion that marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany in World War II. Here's a look back at images from the Allied invasion on the shores of France on June 6, 1944:

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POINTE DU HOC, France - Seventy-five years ago Thursday, a battalion of elite U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100-foot promontory overlooking Omaha Beach, with nothing more than ropes and rickety ladders. As enemy gunfire and grenades rained down, picking them off as they climbed, the Rangers secured the strategic high ground and silence a small battery of long-range German guns that had been moved inland.

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