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Opinion

NICHOLAS BURNS

D-Day’s meaning

CAEN, France

Seventy years later, it is what they managed to do here that is still so striking and inspiring. The greatest amphibious invasion in history — led by young American, British, and Canadian paratroopers, soldiers, sailors, and airmen — delivered Europe from Hitler’s evil and paved the road to the collapse of the Third Reich the next spring.

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