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The key events of D-Day told in real-time 75 years on

The key events of D-Day told in real-time 75 years on
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We've been back through the history books so we can bring you the key events around D-Day, in real-time, 75 years on.

The landings of US, British and Canadian forces in Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944, was the largest seaborne invasion.

It marked the beginning of the end of World War II.

Take a look below as we curate the major events of D-Day using tweets.

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By mobilising soldiers and machines by the thousands, Allied powers had only one objective: to sound the death knell of the Third Reich and its Führer, Adolf Hitler.

Click here to learn more about the main phases of D-Day which was the starting point of Operation Overlord.