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    Eisenhower Announces D-Day Underway, 1944

    The Los Angeles Times prints a communiqué from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters announcing that Allied forces have begun landing in northern France.

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    Eisenhower To Troops: 'Eyes of the World Are Upon You'

    This West Virginia newspaper covers the D-Day invasion of northern France by Allied forces and includes the full text of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's messages to service members and the people of occupied Europe.

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    French Resistance Fighters Brace for Liberation, 1944

    This underground newspaper Le Franc-Tireur encourages its readers to assist Allied forces in the liberation of German-occupied France following the D-Day invasion. Moreover, the newspaper strongly condemns the Vichy government and French citizens who failed to take up the resistance.

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    Ernie Pyle Details Carnage of D-Day Invasion, 1944

    Pyle's poetic writing in The Washington Daily News contrasts the "awful waste and destruction" on the beaches of Normandy with the hopefulness inspired by the immensity of the Allied reinforcements waiting in the English Channel.

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    German Accounts of D-Day, Rome Liberation, 1944

    This German-language newspaper published in Nazi-occupied Danzig in Prussia (now Poland) declares "the hour of German preservation is here" as the Allied invasion of northern France begins.

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    Eisenhower Commands Allied Forces on D-Day, 1944

    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower graces the cover of Life magazine nearly two weeks after Allied troops under his command stormed the beaches at Normandy, France. This issue also includes dramatic images by photographer Robert Capa, who documented the June 6 assault.

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    Allies Reveal Gains After D-Day Landing, 1944

    A day after Allied forces came ashore in France, The New York Times reports they have broken through the German "Atlantic Wall." British and American leaders address their nations for the first time since the invasion began.

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    New England Paper Packed With War News, 1944

    The Springfield (Mass.) Union reports on the Allies' progress in liberating France since the D-Day invasion on June 6, as well as national and local news stories of interest.

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