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|Column: So, what was D-Day|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.
About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy beaches and linked up with airborne troops in a masterful display of planning and courage. Within a month almost one million Allied troops had landed in France and were heading eastward toward the German border. Within 11 months the war with Germany was over.
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