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WWII newspaper headlines from the D-Day invasion of France (1944)

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France Invaded: Allied Troops Launch Mighty Offensive

Philadelphia Inquirer (Final) – June 6, 1944

France Invaded: Allied Troops Launch Mighty Offensive

 

We Crack West Wall, Secure Big Beachheads

Binghamton Press, New York

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We Crack West Wall, Secure Big Beachheads

 

D-Day: Invasion Starts – Allied Troops Smash Ashore on North Coast of France

The Shreveport Times (Extra)

Invasion Starts - Allied Troops Smash Ashore on North Coast of France

 

Allies Invade Northern France

4000 ships supported by force of 11,000 planes / Beachheads won; Gains inland

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Final) – June 6, 1944

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Allies Invade Northern France

 

France Invaded

Allied Troops Land in Great Strength on North Coast; Battle for Beachheads

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky (Invasion Extra) – June 6, 1944

Allied Troops Land in Great Strength on North Coast; Battle for Beachheads

 

D-Day: Allies Hold French Beachheads; First Troops Slash Way Inland

Decatur Herald (8am Extra)

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Allies Hold French Beachheads; First Troops Slash Way Inland

 

Allies Advance into France

Nazi resistance to landing less than anticipated

Minneapolis Star Journal – June 6, 1944

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Allies Advance into France Nazi resistance to landing less than anticipated

 

Allies Pursue Shattered Nazi Armies

Wilmington (Delaware) Morning News

Allies Pursue Shattered Nazi Armies

 

D-Day: Allies Gain Hold in France – Smash Through West Wall

Oakland Tribune – June 6, 1944

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Allies Gain Hold in France - Smash Through West Wall

 

Invasion: Allies Land in France, Smash Ahead; Fleet, Planes, Chutists Battling Nazis

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Invasion: Allies Land in France, Smash Ahead; Fleet, Planes, Chutists Battling Nazis

 

Invaders Drive 10 Miles into Nazis’ Coastal Wall

The Pittsburgh Press (Final Edition) – June 6, 1944

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Invaders Drive 10 Miles into Nazis' Coastal Wall

 

D-Day: Germans Say Allied Troops Pouring Ashore on Normandy Peninsula and at Le Havre

The Shreveport Times (Louisiana)

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Germans Say Allied Troops Pouring Ashore on Normandy Peninsula and at Le Havre

 

Invasion On: Crusade to Free Europe Begins in North France

Great Falls Tribune, Montana

Invasion On: Crusade to Free Europe Begins in North France

 

Allied Troops Invading Continent Land on North Coast of France

The Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut (Extra) – June 6, 1944

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Allied Troops Invading Continent Land on North Coast of France

 

Invasion Starts: US Paratroops, Infantry in Action on French Coast

Honolulu Advertiser (Extra)

Invasion Starts: US Paratroops, Infantry in Action on French Coast

 

Allied Troops Battering Way Inland; Casualties are Light

Muncie Evening Press, Indiana (Extra)

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Allied Troops Battering Way Inland; Casualties are Light

 

Invasion is Under Way: Allied Troops Land in France

Muncie Evening Press (Extra) – June 6, 1944

The Allies today sent their invading forces against Adolf Hitler’s occupied Europe.

The long-awaited invasion was announced by General Dwight Eisenhower with the promise that the high command would accept nothing short of victory.

Invasion is Under Way: Allied Troops Land in France

 

D-Day: Invasion Going Well with Beachheads Established

Corsicana, Texas Daily Sun

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Invasion Going Well with Beachheads Established

 

Allies Land in France

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson (Extra)

Allies Land in France

 

D-Day: Allies Win Beachheads in Invasion of France

Asbury Park (New Jersey) Evening Press (Final)

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Allies Win Beachheads in Invasion of France

 

‘Invasion Underway!’ Germans Broadcast; Landings in France

Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi – June 6, 1944

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