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68th anniversary of D-Day

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:39pm

It's the anniversary of one of America's greatest days of sacrifice, D-Day.

68 years ago today, 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 with the support of 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships.

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

The invasion gave Allied troops a foothold in France and eventually turned the tide of World War II.

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