Seventy-two years ago today, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France to liberate a German-occupied Western Europe.
Over 9,000 allied troops were killed or wounded during the invasion, but by the end of the battle, the Allies had regained their foothold in Europe, a critical move that turned the tide of the Second World War against Nazi Germany.
A day of great carnage, D-Day was the largest sea invasion ever undertaken. What follows is a series of photos that capture some of what happened on that day.
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