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D-Day: 68 years later

During the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, which took place 68-years-ago today on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the French beaches (code name: Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) in the largest amphibious assault in human history.

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Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day.

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Barges carrying supplies for soldiers are challenged by pounding surf along the Normandy coast, D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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A paratrooper boards an airplane that will drop him over the coast of Normandy for the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions parachuted behind enemy lines during the night, while fellow servicemen assaulted Normandy beaches at dawn.

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Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June 6, 1944.

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Soldiers crowd a landing craft on their way to Normandy during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic, as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6, 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas, and landing craft left aground by the tide.

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Members of a landing party help injured soldiers to safety on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Soldiers move onto Omaha Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, move over a seawall on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe.

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Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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Gliders fly supplies to soldiers fighting on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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The spirit of the American soldier: This beachhead is secure. Fellow soldiers erected this monument to an American soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy.

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German troops surrender to soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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D-Day: 68 years later

During the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, which took place 68-years-ago today on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the French beaches (code name: Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) in the largest amphibious assault in human history.

The following images were taken from the U.S. Army's digital archive.

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