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D-Day

Posted in Anniversary, Famous battles, World War 2 on Thursday, 27 May 2010

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picture, D-Day Landing at Normandy

Troops land on the Normandy beaches on D-Day

6 June is the anniversary of D-Day and the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, France, officially known as Operation Overlord. In 1944, a series of bombing raids covered the arrival of parachute and glider forces overnight; at 6.30am, the first of the Allied forces from Britain, America, Canada, Poland, the Free French and soldiers from other nations landed. Over 175,000 troops landed that day on a 50-mile stretch of coast.

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