D-Day, 70 years later: Remembering the defining battle of World War II

The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: “EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE.” The Associated Press had some two dozen writers and photographers among the Allied forces as they landed on Normandy’s coast on June 6, 1944. From Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s London headquarters, Wes Gallagher who later went on to become AP’s general manager wrote up the first Allied official dispatches announcing D-Day and sent them in the sealed pouch […]

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