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The Associated Press

The American flag flies from a make-shift staff on a beach on the French Normandy coast on June 14, 1944 where allied troops fought bitterly to push back the Germans. Americans in background push a captured German ammunition cart. (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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