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On June 6, 1944, waves of Allied soldiers and equipment crashed onto the shores of Normandy, France, launching a massive operation that lasted more than two months and precipitated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Code-named Operation Overlord, the battle began when about 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 the largest amphibious military assault in history and required extensive planning over many months. Here are photos of the invasion and the aftermath.
(TCA Staff)
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