galleryD-Day06.05.09galleryD-DayPresident Sarkozy’s cold shoulder to the Queen on D-Day’s anniversary doesn’t surprise Michael Korda—65 years after the Allies saved the French, he’s still waiting for a “thank you.”06.05.09 11:27 AM ETAP PhotoEMBARKINGAmerican soldiers equipped with full pack and extra allotments of ammunition march down an English street to their invasion craft, June 6,1944.U.S. Coast Guard / AP PhotoTHE ARRIVALAmerican reinforcements arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944.AP PhotoMARCHING AWAYGerman prisoners of war are led away by Allied forces from Utah Beach, on June 6, 1944, after landing operations at the Normandy coast of France.AP PhotoTHE INJUREDMen of the American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while storming a coastal area code-named Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy, wait by the chalk cliffs at Collville-sur-Mer for evacuation on June 6, 1944. Weston Hayes / AP PhotoBURROWING DOWNSitting in the cover of their foxholes, American soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Force secure a beachhead during initial landing operations at Normandy on June 6, 1944. In the background, amphibious tanks and other equipment crowd the beach.AP PhotoTHE LONG TREKCarrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion.AP PhotoAERIAL SHOTMen and assault vehicles storm the beach as Allied landing craft reach their destination during the initial Normandy landing operations.AP PhotoSEND IN THE TROOPSA U.S. Coast Guard landing barge, tightly packed with helmeted soldiers, approaches the shore at Normandy. These barges rode back and forth across the English Channel, bringing wave after wave of reinforcement troops to the Allied beachheads.AP PhotoON THEIR WAYHeavily armed American paratroopers sit inside a military plane as they soar over the English Channel.AP PhotoVICTORYSupreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower gives the order of the day: "Full victory, nothing else" to paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. Three hours later, the men boarded their planes to participate in the first assault wave of the invasion.