June 6, 1944
"June 6, 1944 marked the Allied invasion of Europe into Normandy, France; an event which marked the beginning of the end for Hitler's Nazi regime in World War II. Termed "Operation Overlord" it was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since D-Day. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men. The Allied Forces suffered nearly 10,000 casualties while more than 4,000 were killed in battle.
"[This photo is of] the cover of a 78 r.p.m record set that was given to Governor [Stephen] McNichols [of Colorado] in 1957. It was produced by the National Broadcasting Company as a private collection of excerpts from NBC radio broadcasts on D-Day. The narrator was Arnold Moss, the script was prepared by Charles Newton and the program was directed by Morris W. Hamilton."
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