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D-Day “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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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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Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.

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

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The U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops on the morning of June 6, 1944 (D-Day) at Omaha Beach.

Operation Overload, otherwise known as D-Day, was the Allied invasion France, which was occupied by Axis powers. The beaches of Normandy were covered with he lost lives of thousands of American Soldiers.

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

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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. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

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D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion

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

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

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