In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coast Guard landing barge, tightly packed with helmeted soldiers, approaches the shore at Normandy, France, during initial Allied landing operations, June 6, 1944. These barges ride back and forth across the English Channel, bringing wave after wave of reinforcement troops to the Allied beachheads. (AP Photo)

Photos: Remembering D-Day

On June 6, 1944 — 70 years ago Friday — the Allied invasion began which tipped the balance and direction of World War II. On this annivers…