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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front.

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This is a personal picture from when I visited Pont D'Hoc, one of the beaches they landed on for D-Day. This bomb crater was about 2 miles inland and one of the hundreds upon that area.

Contributed by Brittany Tabor

D-Day and Peace Day

British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss created this stunning tribute to those who died on D-Day by depicting fallen bodies onto the beach. They used large, human sized stencils and raked up the sand to create the impressions. They started out with a group of volunteers, around 60 people, and when locals found out they contributed. It's estimated that 500 people took part in the artwork. Read the full article here: www.dailymail.co.uk

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

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