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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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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 theCHIVE

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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from BuzzFeed

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

I'm not sure I can even describe this one. Threw themselves into the D-Day landings and almost certain death.

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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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from Telegraph.co.uk

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in Second World War picture

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in World War Two picture

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“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, 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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