Marking the D-Day landings

Seventy years ago today, in an operation codenamed Overlord, some 3000 Australian troops stood beside allied forces to take their place in the D-Day landings at Normandy, France, thus effectively ending the German advance on Europe.

D-Day, 6 June 1944, is seen as the pivotal moment to ending World War II. It fulfilled the promise given by Winston Churchill some four years earlier in Parliament, when he delivered his speech now commonly referred to as We shall fight on the beaches.

Why not take some time to visit Google’s Cultural Institute and flick through the images, documents and videos on display from the D-Day landing? 

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