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The Associated Press

The British advance south of Le Beny Bocage through wooded and hilly country continues. This is very difficult country for tanks and they mostly keep to the roads and tracks. Bren carriers move cautiously along a lane sough of Le Bony Bocage on June 8, 1944. The German positions are in the high ground in the distance. (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.

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