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The operational miracle that was D-Day

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king, Xerxes, invaded Greece in 480 B.C. About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy … Continue reading

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Landing at Normandy: The 5 Beaches of D-Day

  Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Although choppy seas and heavy German resistance prevented them from fully meeting their objectives that day, … Continue reading

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The Last of the Boys of Pointe du Hoc: The Rangers of Dog Company Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission

by Patrick O’Donnell It was the toughest mission of D-Day. Allied plans called for 225 Rangers, including Dog Company, to land on a tiny beach, scale the ten-story-high cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, France, under a torrent of enemy fire, … Continue reading

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President Ronald Reagan Commemorating D-Day- June 6, 1944

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