(Special Correspondent)
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June 6, 2009 marked the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy by the Allies in their effort to open a western front against Hitlerite Germany. In breaking through Hitler's "Atlantic Wall," the Allies expected a swift offensive to drive into the heartland of the opponent and finish the job in the shortest possible time. It turned out though that completing the task required a lot more than optimistic planning. Just like so many times before in history, an enemy believed to be largely spent gathered enough energy to fight back with deadly persistence for almost another year despite a desperate two-front war.

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