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Graphic: How D-Day unfolded

PUBLISHED: 12:54 06 June 2014

The D-Day landings at Normandy

The D-Day landings at Normandy

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings - the largest amphibious assault in history, described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place”.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings - the largest amphibious assault in history, described by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place”.

Here, our graphic, helps to convey the size and scope of the operation, as the combined British, American and Canadian force – with elements from other Allied countries - mounted their assault on the heavily defended shoreline.

To view the graphic in full click here

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