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The Associated Press

United in the common objective of victory for Allied Arms, the officers of Four Services Line the rail on the bridge of a coast guard-manned LST (Landing Ship, Tanks) at a British Port on June 7, 1944. Left to right: Coast Guard Lt. John A. Salt, Miami, Fla., Commander of the LST; Commander Campbell Ross, RNVR, London, England; Lt. Comm. E. G. Janeway, USN, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.; and Lt. Col. E. P. Combe, of Edinburgh, Scotland. (AP Photo)

Gallery: Historical photos of the Invasion of Normandy

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

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.