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Churchill: Pages detail an Albany riveted by D-Day

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06.06.2019

The front page of the Times Union on June 7, 1944, announcing the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.

The front page of the Times Union on June 7, 1944, announcing the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.

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The front page of the Times Union on June 7, 1944, announcing the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.

The front page of the Times Union on June 7, 1944, announcing the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.

ALBANY — The front-page headline on June 7, 1944, echoed those from around the country: "Allies Stream Into France; German Attacks Repulsed," the Times Union declared.

The "Invasion Sunrise Edition" hit the streets the morning after D-Day, when Allied troops stormed the Normandy shoreline and changed the course of the fight against fascism. It was a day, 75 years ago, when 2,500 American soldiers died fighting as their country waited anxiously and prayed for success.

Away from the front page and the dramatic reports written by far-away correspondents, there was the story of a city and region 3,500 miles from the action but fully engaged in the war. That other side of the fight, the home front, was also in that edition of the Times Union.

"Throngs Fill City Churches," said a........

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