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A sign outside Trinity Church, New York City, inviting worshippers to 'Come in and pray for Allied victory' in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, 6th June 1944. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A sign outside Trinity Church, New York City, inviting worshippers to 'Come in and pray for Allied victory' in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Vintage b&w NYC photo.

Preparation for D-Day June 6, 1944 Photographer: Gilbert Milne Library and Archives Canada PA 135963

Canadian History – Bicycles in War 2

Preparation for D-Day June 1944 Photographer: Gilbert Milne Library and Archives Canada PA 135963

“Sighted Sinkers—Sank Same” American Red Cross clubmobile serves coffee and donuts to US troops in Britain, WWII (American Air Museum in Britain)

“Sighted Sinkers—Sank Same” American Red Cross clubmobile serves coffee and donuts to US troops in Britain, WWII (American Air Museum in Britain)

On this day 6th June, 1944 The Battle of Normandy began. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commenced with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France to liberate Western Europe from German occupation. The allied soldiers quickly broke through the Atlantic Wall and pushed inland in the larges amphibious military operation in history. We will always remember them

Today marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Thanks going out to all World War II soldiers whether you were in Normandy or not!

During D-Day, the Allies' Normandy operation, the first man to obtain invasion day photos is cameraman Capt. Dale E. Elkins, shown with his specially constructed camera, England, 1944. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

First man to obtain invasion day photographs is cameraman Captain Dale E. Bikinis, shown with his specially constructed camera.

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day

Emotional: Douglas Turtle, 91, from the Isle of Wight wipes away a tear during the service of commemeration at the D-Day Stone on the Southsea seafront in Portsmouth

'They paid the price. They are the heroes'

Emotional: Douglas Turtle, from the Isle of Wight wipes away a tear during the service of commemeration at the D-Day Stone on the Southsea seafront in Portsmouth

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