69th Anniversary of D-Day

Published 06/06 2013 07:49AM

Updated 06/06 2013 07:52AM

(CNN) -- 69 years ago today, the great Allied invasion of Europe began in Normandy, France.
It was a huge undertaking, the largest amphibious landing ever attempted, with paratroopers jumping beforehand behind enemy lines.
There was a lot riding on it. Whether the allies would be able to gain a footing in France and push their way toward Germany, easing pressure on the Soviet Union and the eastern front.
The fighting was intense, but ultimately it did succeed and history was made.

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