PHOTOS: 77th Anniversary D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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NATIONAL (AP) – Sunday, June 6, marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe.

6th June 1944: US soldiers in full battle-dress boarding an LCVP or Landing Craft Vehicle-Personnel, ready for the Invasion of Europe. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1944: A Royal Canadian Navy invasion craft, protected by barrage balloons and heading for a hostile beach. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
15th March 1944: US Thunderbolts lined up for testing after their arrival in Britain prior to the D Day invasions. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images)
British Invasion troops waiting for D-Day marching through a village street, 28th May 1944. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
June 1944: Engineers of the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment explode a German landmine during the Allied invasion of France. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
June 1944: A heavy truck pulls a field kitchen up the bow ramp of an LST (Landing Ship-Tank), during invasion embarkation at an English port. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
American soldiers in a halftrack roll down a street in Ger, France, in this undated photo taken sometime after the 06 June 1944 D-Day landing on the Normany coast. Following the massive invasion of France, allied forces rolled across the country in their move toward Germany and victory. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)
(FILES) This photograph from the National Archives taken on June 6, 1944, shows US Army troops wading ashore at Omaha Beach in north-western France, during the D-Day invasion. – In what remains the biggest amphibious assault in history, some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Nazi Germany lost between 4,000 and 9,000 troops, and thousands of French civilians were killed. The 75th anniversary of the D-day landings will fall on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent / STF / NATIONAL ARCHIVES / AFP /Getty Images)
6th June 1944: American soldiers on a landing craft on their way to the Normandy beaches, during the invasion of Europe. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
A convoy of Allied landing craft, protected by barrage balloons, crosses the English Channel on its way to France during the Normandy Landings, World War II, 6th June 1944. The craft are carrying ground support personnel and equipment of the US 9th Air Force. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
6th June 1944: American troops helping their injured friends from a dinghy after the landing ship they were on was hit by enemy fire during the Allied invasion of France on D-Day. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
6th June 1944: US Assault Troops seen here landing on Omaha beach during the Invasion of Normandy. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
6th June 1944: American soldiers on an invasion craft during the D-Day landings. (Photo by PNA Rota/Getty Images)
US paratroopers, carrying full equipment, walk in single file to board their transport – a DC-3 Dakota – for the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
14th June 1944: Members of the Allied Invasion Force keeping watch from fox holes dug in the beachhead, while fresh troops and equipment continue to be landed. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
7th June 1944: A landing craft approaching the Northern Coast of France with American soldiers on board ready to join the fighting during the Allied invasion of France. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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