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70th Anniversary of D-Day

People perform as fireworks burst sky during international D-Day commemoraticeremony beach Ouistreham Normandy June 6 2014 marking 70th anniversary World

People perform as fireworks burst in the sky during the international D-Day commemoration ceremony on the beach of Ouistreham, Normandy, on June 6, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

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Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.

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