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The Associated Press

Roger Greene, Associated Press Newsfeature Writer in Washington, D.C., was the first seaborned war correspondent to land on the beach of Normandy in the D-Day invasion, France on June 6, 1944, Greene is seen a few days after the landing. He wore a white patch over his right eye, (childhood accident) and made the landing with a broken left wrist, which he encased in a steel-ribbed leather gauntlet. Greene was shouldering a 65-pound rucksack and his water-proof typewriter when he was dump into the channel off the French coast. But he pressed on to the shore and soon landed in a bomb crater where he promptly wrote his first story.

Gallery: Historical D-Day photos

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

The Invasion of Normandy started as a landing operation on June 6, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy, France by Western Allied forces during World War II against German-occupied western Europe. The initial assault was marked as D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. 156,000 British, American, and Canadian forces landed on the five beaches of the Normandy region. The Battle of Normandy lasted from June 1944 to Mid-July 1944, resulting in the liberation from Nazi Germany.

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