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In pictures: D-Day - Traces of invasion
Invasion force

Sixty years ago the largest invasion force the world has seen - over 7,000 ships - set sail from Britain for Normandy in France. Operation Overlord was under way.

This was the first step towards the defeat of Hitler's Germany and the end of World War II.

Today traces of that historic day can be found on the beaches.

Photos: Phil Coomes

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