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Navy Heroes Of Normandy

Airs Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture, created to honor the Navy’s efforts on D-Day, is unveiled at the highest point on Utah Beach in a 2008 ceremony attended by dignitaries, French citizens and the American veterans.

A 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture was created to honor the Navy’s efforts on D-Day.
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Above: A 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture was created to honor the Navy’s efforts on D-Day.

On June 6, 1944, more than 52,000 American sailors on board thousands of ships arrived off a quiet stretch of coast in Normandy, France. Operation Neptune-Overlord was the largest amphibious and landing assault operation in the history of war.

On this historic day, the U. S. Navy would prove critical to the success of the Allied invasion of Western Europe.

"Navy Heroes Of Normandy" spotlights a dedicated group of Navy veterans who set out to ensure that the crucial role they played on that day would never be forgotten.

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Above: On June 6, 1944, more than 52,000 American sailors on board thousands of ships arrived off a quiet stretch of coast in Normandy, France. Operation Neptune-Overlord was the largest amphibious and landing assault operation in the history of war. On this historic day, the U.S. Navy would prove critical to the success of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. "Navy Heroes Of Normandy" spotlights a dedicated group of Navy veterans who set out to ensure that the crucial role they played on that day would never be forgotten.

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