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      Thousands of soldiers arrive in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 for the attack known as d day which lead to the winning of the war.

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    • Linda Walker

      WWII D-Day Normandy .First soldiers on the beach were under fire all the time. They were some of the bravest soldiers the world will ever know. Many gave their lives to stop Hitler and bring peace to the world.

    • David Payne

      The opening of the second front was an example of successful military cooperation among the Allies. The invasion of France started on 6 June 1944. To prevent the transfer of German forces from the Eastern to the Western front, the Soviets also launched a major offensive at about the same time (Operation “Bagration”). Photo: Allies landing on a Normandy beach. June 6, 1944:

    • Grayson Smith

      American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944 during World War II. They will reinforce fighting units that secured the Norman beachhead and spread north toward Cherbourg. (AP Photo/U.S. COAST GUARD)

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    Fox-Hole Buddies, 14 October 1943 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. "'A Marine can share my fox-hole any day', says Rusty the Red Fox. Private Harry W. Weber, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Weber of Skowhegan, ME does just that as he aims his rifle in the field at the Quantico, VA, Marine Base. Rusty is Private Weber's pet." From the Photograph Collection (COLL/3948), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

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