June 7, 1944

Allies Land in Normandy, France
LONDON—Yesterday morning, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe issued this communiqué: “Under the command of General Eisenhower, Allied naval forces, supported by strong air forces, began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France.”  Berlin first announced the landings at about six-thirty a.m. Berlin time Tuesday, about twelve-thirty a.m. U.S. eastern war time. Allied command initially did not state the exact location of the invasion, but reports from Berlin were of paratroopers dropped in Normandy; Allied command has since confirmed the location. Reports today are that Allied forces have advanced as many as thirteen miles inland. Allied command states the first invasion phase is complete.

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