Today is the 68th anniversary of D-Day

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worldflames 059 v93 450x363 Today is the 68th anniversary of D Day

"Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat." (img by CphoM. Robert F. Sargent, June 6, 1944, c/o the Nat'l Archives)

It is about 5:30 in the afternoon in Normandy now. 68 years ago Dwight Eisenhower and the Allied Commanders were letting out a long exhale as they became more convinced that Operation Overlord, better known as the D-Day Landings, would not be thrown back into the sea by the Wehrmacht forces occupying Fortress Europe.

History.com has a nice collection of D-Day and WWII photos.

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