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Today is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history. The numbers are mind-boggling by todays standards: - 156,000 soldiers - 195,700 naval personnel - 11,590 total aircraft - 6,939 ships and landing vessels
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General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, gave a brief but powerful speech to the troops. This speech, often referred to as the “Order of the Day". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ7IKM-jiJI
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