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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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Daily Afternoon Randomness (49 Photos)

World War II paratroopers sitting across from themselves in the same plane that dropped them into Normandy on D-Day. Thank you for your brave service to our nation. God bless.

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D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion

Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water.

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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 - 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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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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James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..

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Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French heroine

Phyllis Latour Doyle, a 93-year-old former British spy who was parachuted behind enemy lines in occupied Normandy

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Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

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'Full Victory — Nothing Else': Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary

101st airborne division | Esta foto foi tirada na fazenda de Marmion em Ravenoville na data de 6 ...