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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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On June 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
gave the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northern France, commonly
known as
D-Day. 

By daybreak, 18,000 British and American parachutists were already on
the ground. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover
and support for the invasion. At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at
Utah and Omaha beaches. 

The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno
and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at
Utah. The task was much
tougher at Omaha beach, however, where the U.S. First Division battled high
seas, mist, mines, burning vehicles—and German coastal batteries, including
an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions, which landed at Gold,
Juno, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops also met with heavy German
fire.

In Pictures: The D-Day landings | | Al Jazeera
Allied forces Supreme Commander General Dwight D Eisenhower
(left) speaks with US Army paratroopers of Easy Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Strike) of the 101st Airborne Division,
at Greenham Common Airfield in England June 5, 1944.

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US troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville-sur-Mer, France, on June 6, 1944. [Robert F Sargent/US National Archives/Reuters]

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US reinforcements land on Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville-sur-Mer, France, on June 6, 1944. [Cpt Herman Wall/US National Archives/Reuters]

Members of an American landing party assist troops whose landing craft was sunk by enemy fire off Omaha Beach, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France June 6, 1944. [Weintraub/US National Archives/Reuters]

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of
Normandy, France on this day in 1944. A total of 400,000 Allied
American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives orders to paratroopers on D-Day.

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U.S. paratroopers attached to the static line just prior to jumping
during the invasion of Normandy.

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The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of
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Israeli armored vehicles in Beirut during the 1982 invasion on this
day in 1982.

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It was on this day in 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened
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D-DAY FLAG SELLS BIG AT TEXAS AUCTION

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day.

DALLAS (AP) –  The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first
American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold today for $514,000 at
auction in Texas.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says the 48-star flag from the
guide boat was sold during a live auction in Dallas. He had no immediate
information on the buyer.

The pre-sale estimate for the flag was $100,000. The banner has one bullet
hole, blamed on a German machine gun, according to the Dallas-based
auction house.

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