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This Happened — August 19: Liberation Of Paris

Paris was liberated from Nazi Germany occupation on this day in 1944.

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This Happened — June 6: Normandy Landings

The major military operation during World War II, also known as D-Day, occurred on this day in 1944, marking the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany’s control over Western Europe.

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Watch: OneShot — D-Day, Into The Jaws Of Death

On June 6, 1944, WWII Allied Forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. To commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, OneShot chose this iconic shot by U.S. Coast Guard photographer Robert F. Sargent.

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The Dark Meaning And High Stakes Of D-Day This Year

France and the entire European continent, but also the U.S. and Russia, all look very different than they did at the last commemoration 10 years ago. Ghosts of the past indeed.


PARIS Seventy years after D-Day, France is suffering a deep moral crisis as it marks that seminal event on its beaches. And beyond, all of a disoriented Europe must rediscover the meaning of its liberation.

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Sylvie Barot and Andrew Knapp*

Innocent French Civilians, D-Day's Forgotten Victims

AUNAY-SUR-ODON — Will there ever be a place for the civilian victims in the commemoration of French liberation and of the air raids that helped hasten the end of Nazi occupation?

On June 6, France, along with other European and North American countries, will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, and will rightly pay tribute to those who lost their lives on the landing beaches.

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Benoît Hopquin

From Sands Of Normandy, A Long Journey Home For American GI's Lost Dog Tag

Occasionally, D-Day artifacts still wash up on the beaches of Normandy. But these days, it is rare for someone in France to be able to trace them back to America's Greatest Generation.

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE - The sand on a beach is sometimes like a memory – one day, things that you thought were buried forever surface again, and you don’t know why.

Last September, Stéphane Lamache, director of the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, in Normandy, in northern France, was taking a walk on the dunes of Agon-Coutainville with friends. It was a cloudless day. A small piece of metal was sticking out from the surface of the sand.

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