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Edmund Burke

2011-06-06

Today Marks the 67th Anniversary of D-Day

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The Normandy landings on D-Day were largest amphibious assault in military history was launched sixty-seven years ago on this date. It led to the beginning of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II. At the time, however, the outcome of this great expedition was far from certain. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the following message to all members of this invasion force: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months." He had another statement ready to be read in case the invasion failed. Along with the Americans, the French Resistance, Poles, Norwegians, and Dutch, the United Kingdom led soldiers from throughout the Commonwealth in this assault including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Thousands of Allied soldiers lost their lives in this military operation.

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