Photos: D-Day, June 6, 1944

Photos: D-Day, June 6, 1944

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

UTAH BEACH, FRANCE: US soldiers dry their clothes in June 1944 in a German bunker at Normandy front line 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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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 2:04 PM

On June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place. Later dubbed D-Day, 24,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to invade German-occupied Western Europe in the turning point of World War II.

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