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Today in History: 1944, 6th June
Allies invaded France. On this day in 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation Overlord, code named D-Day, the Allied invasion of northern France. This was an important victory for the allied forces which led to the downfall of Hitler and the Nazis and finally the end of World War II.