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D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy
On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe.

Photo Essays

Cliff Goodall, a World War II veteran, signs an autograph

Service Members, Veterans, Citizens Commemorate D-Day

U.S., French and German paratroopers jump into Sainte Mere Eglise, France

U.S., French and German Paratroopers Jump Over Sainte Mere Eglise, France

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