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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. D-Day Anniversary June 6th 1944

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    D-Day Anniversary June 6th 1944

    On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops departed England on planes and ships, made the trip across the English Channel and attacked the beaches of Normandy in an attempt to break through Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall” and break his grip on Europe. Some 215,000 Allied soldiers, and roughly as many Germans, were killed or wounded during D-Day and the ensuing nearly three months it took to secure the Allied capture of Normandy.

  2. D-Day Commemoration

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    D Day Commemoration

    The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, today marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings by laying a wreath at the Normandy Veterans Memorial Stone in St John's gardens. Also present were the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead, military representatives and several D-Day veterans and members of 'The Royal British Legion'

    The Lord Mayor said: "It is an honour to be asked to lay a wreath here today"