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D-Day – 6 June 1944

‘Operation Overlord began in the early hours of Tuesday 6 June 1944.

As you can imagine, the Archive contains 1,000s of stories about the Battle for Normandy.

To mark this momentous day in world history, here is the front page of a regional evening newspaper published on 6 June 1944 (it reads almost like a telegram), and also some other contemporary newspaper reports about D-Day – including a map showing the main theatres of fighting.

Essex Newsman – Tuesday 06 June 1944

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000530/19440606/001/0001

Western Daily Press – Thursday 08 June 1944

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19440608/040/0004

Aberdeen Journal – Wednesday 07 June 1944

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19440607/011/0001

Aberdeen Journal – Wednesday 07 June 1944

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19440607/011/0001

The Post. – Sunday 11 June 1944

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000566/19440611/028/0004

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