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5 Facts about the Dunkirk Evacuation

Last week, film director Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk opened in theaters across the U.S. The film tells the true story of Operation Dynamo, a heroic effort to save Allied troops who were stranded on a beach in France and surrounded by the German army during World War II. It is truly a compelling real-life story.

Here are five facts about the “Miracle of Dunkirk,” the biggest evacuation in military history.

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7 Things to Know about D-Day on Its 73rd Anniversary

Today, June 6, marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and marked a turning point in the War. Today is a day to look back in history, to learn about what happened, and to honor those who fought and died to defend freedom.

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