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D-Day Remembered

D-Day Remembered, June 6th 1944

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    The Allied commander US general Dwight D. Eisenhower gives instructions to paratroopers in this 06 June 1944 file photo somewhere in England at the beginning of D-Day landing operations in Normandy. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of Worl War II. The 62nd anniversary of D-day is marked on 06 June 2006.AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes at an unidentified English base in this file photo taken shortly before the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The C-47's dropped parachutists from the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions behind Utah Beach near Saint-Mere-Eglise 06 June 1944, during the first hours of Operation Overlord. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    British soldiers joke as they read a tourist guide about France aboard a landing craft 06 June 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight D. Eisenhower (L) shows the strain of his command as he and Britain's Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (R), his deputy commander, confer on the invasion plans of Normandy in an unknown location in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of Worl War II. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    British paratroopers in their war paint read slogans chalked on a glider plane in June 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles beach in Normandy, 06 June 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the shield 06 June 1944 approaching Utah Beach while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Aerial view taken from a B-26 showing Liberty Ships that created an artificial dike, during the Overlord operation of landing on the Normandy coast in June 1944, at the end of World War II. AFP PHOTO Aerial view taken from a B-26 in June 1944 showing Liberty Ships, 32 American merchant ships which were purposefully sunk off the coast of Normandy to support Allied forces. With Army gunners onboard, ships served as both a breakwater and an offshore anti-aircraft gun platforms to protect Allied forces after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    Canadian soldiers from 9th Brigade land 06 June 1944 with their bicycles at Juno Beach in Bernieres-sur-Mer during D-Day while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Aerial view taken 06 June 1944 of the Allied Naval forces engaged in the Overlord operation of landing while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 9: American infantrymen take aim at sniper positions 09 ugust 1944, during the house-to-house fighting in Saint-Malo, two months after the allied troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WWII. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops of the 4th Infantery Division ('Famous Fourth') land on Utah Beach 06 June 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    British soldiers cross 08 June 1944 the village of Douet, after the town of Bayeux fell, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Allied soldiers meet a herd of cows as they make their way through the Normandy country in June 1944, a few days after the allied troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WWII. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers surround a burning German tank in a Normandy village in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    Picture taken 06 June 1944 in Normandy of an American soldier who has just landed his glider after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    French commandos equiped with bikes disembark from crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American soldiers in a halftrack roll down a street in Ger, France, in this undated photo taken sometime after the 06 June 1944 D-Day landing on the Normany coast. Following the massive invasion of France, allied forces rolled across the country in their move toward Germany and victory. BLACK AND WHITE ONLY (Photo credit: FILES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    British troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France) in Utah Beach, France, to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 09 June 1944, during WW2. British troops aboard landing craft enroute to the beachheads won by allied soldiers in the initial waves in the invasion of Northerne France, lie ready to roll on to the beach with this vas cargo of vehicles, vanguard of thousands to follow. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images
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    Soldiers of the Allied Expeditionnary Corps stand sentry on a beach of Normandy in Northern France during the June 1944 operations, after the historic D-Day, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    American troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force advance, wading in the sea, under cover of tanks, to attack German fortifications on a Normandy beach, in Northern France, during the historic D-Day, 6 June 1944, during WW2. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Allied troops land on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion surround German prisoners 06 June 1944 on the Pointe du Hoc located on a cliff which overlooks Omaha Beach after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. Elements of the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100 foot cliff and seized the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the Allied forces landing at Omaha Beach. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers dry their clothes in June 1944 in a German bunker at Normandy front line after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    Joseph Vaghi (C), a US Navy ensign, chats with residents of Colleville-Sur-Mer in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from landing crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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    A man lights British Prime minister Winston Churchill's cigar (2dR) when he arrived in Cherbourg 10 June 1944, a few days before the allied troops landing on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. Right is American general Cecil Moore. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    British Prime minister Winston Churchill, Sir Miles Dempsey, British 2nd Army commandant, and British general Marshal Bernard Montgomery visit destroyed city of Caen, 23 July 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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