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Remembering D-Day

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - AUGUST 9: American infantrymen take aim at sniper positions 09 ugust 1944, during the house-to-house fighting in Saint-Malo, two months after the allied troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WWII. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    -, ENGLAND: The Allied commander US general Dwight D. Eisenhower gives instructions to paratroopers 06 June 1944 somewhere in England at the beginning of D-Day landing operations in Normandy. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of Worl War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: French commandos equiped with bikes disembark from crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from landing crafts shortly after D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US troops are ready to disembark from crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: Allied soldiers cross a herk of cows as they make their way through the Normandy country in June 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers surround a burning German tank in a Normandy village in June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: British troops take positions on a beach during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US troops disembark from landing crafts during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    le Premier ministre Winston Churchill (G) visite, le 23 juillet 1944, la ville de Caen, en partie rasÃ�©e, en compagnie du gÃ�©nÃ�©ral Bernard Montgomery (2eD) et de Miles Dempsey (C), commandant de la 2Ã�¨me armÃ�©e britannique, peu aprÃ�¨s la prise de cette ville de Normandie. (From left) British Prime minister Winston Churchill, Sir Miles Dempsey, British 2nd Army commandant, and British general Marshal Bernard Montgomery visit destroyed city of Caen, 23 July 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beach

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    Des soldats amÃ�©ricains Ã�  bord d'une barge sont sur le point de dÃ�©barquer sur une plage, le 06 juin 1944, lors du dÃ�©barquement alliÃ�© en Normandie durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Au second plan, de la fumÃ�©e provenant du bombardement naval soutenant l'opÃ�©ration. American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the shield 06 June 1944 approaching Utah Beach while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and con

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    Photo taken in June 1944 of British soldiers marching through the city of Bayeux, that was liberated 06 June 1944 at the end of the World War II. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes at an unidentified English base in this file photo taken shortly before the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The C-47's dropped parachutists from the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions behind Utah Beach near Saint-Mere-Eglise 06 June 1944, during the first hours of Operation Overlord. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read B/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Des soldats britanniques allument une cigarette pour se rÃ�©chauffer sur le front franÃ�§ais durant l'hiver 1939-40 durant la seconde guerre mondiale. British soldiers light a cigarette to warm up on the french front line during the 1939-40 winter during WW2. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Des renforts amÃ�©ricains de la 4Ã�¨me division d'infanterie ("Famous fourth") dÃ�©barquent Ã�  Utah Beach, sur la cÃ�´te normande, le 06 juin 1944, lors du dÃ�©barquement alliÃ�© en Normandie durant la seconde guerre mondiale. American troops of the 4th Infantery Division ("Famous Fourth") land on Utah Beach 06 June 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the

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    Des soldats canadiens de la 6Ã�¨me brigade participant Ã�  la deuxiÃ�¨me vague du dÃ�©barquement arrivent sur les cÃ�´tes normandes, le 06 juin 1944, Ã�©quipÃ�©s de bicyclettes. Canadian soldiers from 9th Brigade land 06 June 1944 with their bicycles at Juno Beach in Bernieres-sur-Mer during D-Day while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which

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    TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ETIENNE BALMER This photo released by George Ciampa and taken in October 1945, in Stuttgart, Germany, during WWII, shows US George Ciampa, veteran of WWII. Ciampa will attend the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day on June 6th in Colleville-sur Mer. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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