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68th anniversary of D-Day


Wednesday is the anniversary of one of America's greatest days of sacrifice.

68 years ago, Allied Forces launched an attack by air and by sea, storming the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France. 160,000 allied troops landed on the heavily-fortified coastline. 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships were part of the attack.

9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded by the end of the day.

The invasion provided the Allies with a foothold in France to launch the successful liberation of western Europe from Nazi control.

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