At 3:10am #OTD 7 June 1917 the 1st of 19 mines blew under the Messines Ridge. In his fascinating 1962 book, War Underground, Alexander Barrie builds our interest and knowledge of tunnelling on the Western Front to this point. Review >

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On 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare: D-Day. The campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation and oppression had begun. Learn more here: https://t.co/kGfIFWWK4r © IWM B 5218

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A Teacher’s Story – #2 https://t.co/XGAf8VwUo7 via @sfitzkeeerolscom @FirstNightArt

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The ships and soldiers of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, were protected by barrage balloons, brought to shore in the first wave by the brave soldiers of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all African American unit

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