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6 JUNE 1944 D-DAY

6 JUNE 1944 D-DAY OPERATION OVERLORD Allied forces launched the largest air, naval and land assaults in history in Normandy to liberate north-west Europe from the grip of German control. By the end of the day they had secured a foothold in France and would begin their advance. The CWGC’s 18 cemeteries across Normandy give an insight into the progress of the fighting and the immense human cost of the operation. More than 22,000 Commonwealth servicemen and women are cared for by the CWGC in our Normandy cemeteries, whilst many more can be found in churchyards and villages throughout the region. Normandy Landings © IWM A24012

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