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70th Anniversary of D-Day: A look at Normandy, France today

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Today people across the world are remembering the 70th anniversary of D-Day---the turning point of World War II.

It was seventy years ago when more than 100,000 allied troops invaded Normandy in what’s now known as the largest amphibious invasion in world history. The D-Day invasion marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign.

So much has changed in Normandy over the past 70 years. Alabama’s 13 News Anchor Mike Royer paid a visit to France this week and captured the video above. It shows the present day Omaha beach, one of the two beaches where American troops were assigned. The other beach was Utah.

The video also shows the beauty of Pointe du Hoc today. On D-day, an elite group of American troops was sent to capture the area, as it was the highest point between the Utah and Omaha beaches.

The video ends with a look at the Normandy American Cemetery, which contains the remains of more than 9,000 American military members. The cemetery’s location overlooks the Omaha beach.

After watching the video, click through the slideshow with more facts and pictures about D-Day.

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