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 HQ Comando Supremo) June 06, 2014

You can see how the Manchester Guardian – as we were then – reported the Allied invasion in the newspaper of 7 June 1944... The first Allied airborne troops began landing in France shortly after midnight on 6 June 1944, with the main assault on the Normandy beaches beginning at 6.30am. Most of the men who landed on the beaches were from the UK, the US and Canada, but troops from across the world took part in the ongoing Battle of Normandy: from Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland. Some 4,413 Allied troops are thought to have died on D-day; German casualties numbered between 4,000 and 9,000 dead, injured or missing...


(Source: The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/)

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