The ruins of Normandy: unpublished color photos from France

On the anniversary of D-Day, LIFE.com presents a series of previously unpublished color photographs made in northwest France by LIFE photographer Frank Scherschel. View more.

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    Saint-Lô, Normandy, summer 1944.
    Frank ScherschelTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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    Unloading vehicles and supplies from an LST (landing ship, tank) at Normandy beachhead, summer 1944.
    Frank ScherschelTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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    Ruins of a town in northwestern France, summer 1944.
    Frank ScherschelTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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    American troops, northwestern France, summer 1944.
    Frank ScherschelTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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    Ruined tank near St. Gilles (or perhaps Hambye), France, 1944.
    Frank ScherschelTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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