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Graphic: How D-Day unfolded

12:54 06 June 2014

The D-Day landings at Normandy

The D-Day landings at Normandy

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings - the largest amphibious assault in history, described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place”.

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings - the largest amphibious assault in history, described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place”.

Here, our graphic, helps to convey the size and scope of the operation, as the combined British, American and Canadian force – with elements from other Allied countries - mounted their assault on the heavily defended shoreline.

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  • Sadly the occaision was marred by Camerons barking at his ex allies in the shape of Putin, at least thats what the propaganda ministery wanted us to hear. Some 20 million soviet citizens died and supported their allies, never to be mentioned. And numerous members of Putins own family lost their lives to the Nazi's. Here it was happy days as Princess Sophie married Christoph von Hessen, who endet up serving Himmler. Not the only royal who supported the blackshirts.

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    Friday, June 6, 2014

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