D-Day beachhead
Soldiers wade through surf amidst Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight and defeat Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.

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