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Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

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A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

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Battle of Normandy: Witnesses Relive D-Day Landings with Never ...

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from The Huffington Post

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

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11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - Where Canadian troops once patrolled in 1944 after German forces were dislodged from Caen, shoppers now walk along the rebuilt Rue Saint-Pierre in Caen, which was destroyed following the D-Day landings.

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from The Huffington Post

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - The former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone, where Canadian forces once came ashore, in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Once a scene of death and destruction, now a tourist's paradise.

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Easy Co 101st Airbourne - D day June 6, 1944

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from The Huffington Post

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

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from Mail Online

The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory

D-Day, June 6, 1944: 'Operation Overlord'

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from I am Aileen

D-Day Beaches in Normandy: A WWII Historical Tour

I am all for for historical trips and tours, so imagine my excitement when we visited the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, France! #travel #beach

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