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Video: Victory in Europe 75th Anniversary

May 8, 2020 , DOD News

Military leaders reflect on the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe.

Victory in Europe Day
Service members stand around a sign reading "War Over in Europe"
War Over in Europe
U.S. troops smile as they read the news flash "War Over in Europe" after it was written on a board following word of the German surrender, May 7, 1945.
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Spotlight: World War II
Soldiers wade into waist-deep water toward the shore of a beach from a ship with a ramp in the back.
U.S. Army soldiers disembark a landing craft at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. By the end of the day, about 160,000 Allied troops had landed on five Normandy beaches and three airborne drop zones. The invasion marked the beginning of the final phase of World War II in Europe, which ended with the surrender of Germany the following May.
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