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D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

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D Day, 6 June 1944: American B26s with the striped tactical identification markings shown by all allied aircraft support the invasion of Normandy.

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D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

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The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

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Scene on "Omaha" Beach on the afternoon of "D-Day", 6 June 1944, showing casualties on the beach, a bogged-down "Sherman" tank, several wrecked trucks and German anti-landing obstructions. A LST is beached in the left distance and invasion shipping is off shore.

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The map below gives the order of battle for the Allies and the German land and air forces on the morning of D Day. How to read the symbols is explained below. Operation Overlord, D-Day 6 June 1944

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