Sixty-nine years have passed since hundreds of thousands of fighting men of what has become known as the Greatest Generation landed in the angry unknown of Normandy, France. Their mission: free a country that had been occupied by Germany since 1939, and set the wheels in motion for the march to Berlin and eventual end of action in the European Theater.
June 6, 1944, is forever known as D-Day, when an overpowering mass of fighting men and machines were dropped from the skies in the early-morning darkness and on the beaches just after dawn. A year later, Hitler was dead, Nazi Germany had surrendered, and a once-peaceful and beautiful continent that had been laid waste by six long years of fighting in World War II was finally ready to be rebuilt.
Today, Normandy once again is a beautiful region that welcomes visitors from around the world to explore the quiet beaches and villages liberated 69 years ago.
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