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Harlow remembers those who gave their lives on D Day

General / Sun 6th Jun 2021 at 09:59am

SUNDAY JUNE 6TH Marks the 77th anniversary of the D Day landings.

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as DDay, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Around 4,400 Allied troops paid the ultimate price for ensuring D-Day was one of the most successful military operations the world has ever seen.

On June 6 1944, some 156,000 British, American and Canadian troops arrived on French soil from sea and air in an effort to free Europe from the Nazis.

Once again, David Taylor from Potter Street has paid his tribute to all those who gave their lives by placing a number of Union flags on the Potter Street War Memorial.

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