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FOX News: On this day in history, June 6, 1944, US and Allies invade Normandy in greatest military invasion 

Invasion force included 7,000 ships, landing craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from 8 nations 

On this day in history, the D-Day operation of June 6, 1944, brought together the land, air and sea forces of the Allied armies in what became known as the largest amphibious invasion in military history, according to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas. 

“The operation, given the codename OVERLORD, delivered five naval assault divisions to the beaches of Normandy, France,” notes the same source. 

“The beaches were given the code names: UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD.”  

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Update: Normandy marks D-Day’s 79th anniversary, honors World War II veterans (AP) 

 WNU Editor: President Reagan’s address at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 6, 1984, is the one that I always like to see and hear on this day (see below).

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