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D-Day in pictures

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 31: Lieut. Commander D.W. Pifers, D.S.C., R.C.N., of Halifax, commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. “Algonquin,” one of Canada’s newest most powerful destroyers, briefs his ship’s company, while on route to the invasion beachhead in 1944. (AP Photo)

June 6, 2018, marks the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, also called Operation Overlord, which saw 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces land on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of Normandy region to begin the liberation of France and turn the tide of the war against the Nazis.

(Pictured) Lt. Commander D.W. Pifers, D.S.C., R.C.N., of Halifax, commanding officer of H.M.C.S. Algonquin, one of Canada’s most powerful destroyers, briefs his ship’s company, while on route to the invasion beachhead in 1944.

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