Invasion of Normandy

Commandos of 47 (RM) Commando coming ashore from LCAs (Landing Craft Assault) on Jig Green beach, Gold area, 6 June 1944. LCTs can be seen in the background unloading priority vehicles for 231st Brigade, 50th Division.
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Midgley (Sgt) / This artistic work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain.

Airs Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

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Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

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Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the day that the surrender of Germany was announced. May 8, 1945, officially ending the European phase of World War II.

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers D-Day, the day Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II, 68 years ago this month.