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Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

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It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.  See a timeline of events here, and follow us @fox5newsdc on Twitter for tweets in real time on Friday.
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Weather on D-Day: A forecast that changed history Video included

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It just may be the most important weather forecast the world has ever seen. The forecast for D-Day was critical to the success of the invasion. In fact, President Eisenhower, when asked why it had been so successful, responded, "We had better meteorologists than the Germans."
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Several events are planned in Normandy, France on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.  Click here to watch them live as they happen throughout the day.
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D-Day relics: Inside the vaults that are home to history Video included

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It's one thing to hear about how much equipment a D-Day paratrooper had to carry, but it's quite another to actually hold it in your hands. The U.S. Army agreed to open its vaults to give FOX 5 a first-hand look at the actual artifacts used during the D-Day invasion-- which have been under lock and key since 1944. More>>

70 years later, Normandy transforms into popular tourist destination Video included

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Normandy, France -- the site of the bloody D-Day battle -- is one of the great historic regions of France. 70 years later, it is one of the more popular tourist destinations in that country. Going there is a living history lesson no matter what age you are. More>>

Kevin McCarthy: Top 5 essential World War II films

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Those who fought World War II have been called "The Greatest Generation," and after the war was over, their heroics inspired some of the greatest movies about that era. There are many to choose from, but FOX 5's Kevin McCarthy picked his top five-- and then asked a World War II veteran he knows quite well to name his favorite.
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Navy beach master on D-Day: "It stays with you" Video included

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Of the roughly 73,000 American soldiers and sailors that took part in the D-Day invasion, some 2,500 were killed. One who survived that day is still living in the D.C. area, and Mort Caplin says he remembers it like it was yesterday.
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PHOTOS: Remembering D-Day | June 6, 1944

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On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France with the goal of freeing Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.   See photos from the D-Day invasion here.
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  • Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

    Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

    Friday, June 6 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-06-06 22:32:55 GMT
    The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation's World War II Memorial that "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed.
    The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation's World War II Memorial that "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed.
  • D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

    D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:24:04 GMT
    Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history and a turning point in World War II. Here are some of the events held or planned around the United States and in France.
    Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy, the largest amphibious invasion in history and a turning point in World War II. Here are some of the events held or planned around the United States and in France.
  • Obama honors WWII veterans on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Obama honors WWII veterans on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Friday, June 6 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-06-06 19:19:14 GMT
    Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this hallowed battleground in what he called a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.
    Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this hallowed battleground in what he called a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.

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