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Wednesday marks the 74th anniversary of D-Day

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 10:37:26-04

Wednesday is the anniversary of one of the turning points in World War II.

On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, Allied forces stormed French beach landings to seize control of the area from occupying Germans.

More than 4,400 Allied troops died in the operation.

The storming of the beach was dramatized in films including "The Longest Day" and "Saving Private Ryan."