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Troops wading ashore from landing craft at St Aubin-sur-mer, Juno Beach, 6 June 1944

Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.

D-Day, 6 June 1944, marked the start of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Operation OVERLORD. In the British and Canadian sector, 83,115 troops were landed (61,715 of them British) on 6 June 1944. Around 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach, 28,845 on Sword Beach, and 7,900 airborne troops.

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NAM. 1984-07-16-94


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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