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ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME Largest Home Delivered Circulation Largest Advertising Volume LIBERTY UNDER THE LAW IN THREE PARTS TRUE INDUSTRIAL FREEDOM PART I - GENERAL NEWS Tlmai Office: 202 Wast First Strt Lot Angela! 53, Col. Timet Telephone Number MAdiion 234S VOL. LXIII CC TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1944 DAILY, FIVE CENTS ran ' . -.n ... , i i i - .. i - i - .1 eSngJl- no Zt$Z?foN6, f fykJLOfi.DpAf XJX P? -0C7 VM' - i- yoveow T'V ...1 f w ffff U t V r L . .vi. x-XX- ao v$r X r ?W S -ws..- u"- ---ja?fey u4 -r v - - 4-- :':-:JiMr mXx --77 xf ' mr ' x xxm, W n V Xx X-rL VaS-VA-,:,-.--5 - f" -&XHXX '!rr. '' ' jjf ' I &$&&s? Z'X l ,;5 rJ ; I WHERE ALLIES ARE STRIKING Arrows indicate the ports and coastal regions where Allied armies of invasion were reported swarming ashore in Francs early this morning. Allied Landings Begun in France, Eisenhower Says SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, June 6 (Tuesday.) (A.P.) American, British and Canadian troops landed in Northern France this morning, launching the greatest overseas military operation in history with word from their supreme commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, that "we will accept nothing except full victory" over the German masters of the continent. The invasion, which" Eisenhower called "a great crusade," was announced at 7:32 a.m. Greenwich mean time (12:32 a.m., Pacific War Time) in this one-sentence Communique No. 1: "Under the command of Gen. Eisenhower, Allied naval forces supported by string air forces began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France." It was announced moments later that Britain's Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, hero of the African desert, was in charge of the, assault. Landing Points Undisclosed The locations of the landings were not announced. Eisenhower himself wished Godspeed to th parachutists who were the first to land on the enemy-held soil of France. For three hours previous to the Allied announcement the German radio had been pouring forth a series of flashes reporting that the Allies were landing between Le Havre and Cherbourg along the south side of the Bay of the Seine and along the north coast of Normandy. This would he across the Channel and almost due south of such British ports as Hastings, Brighton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. The Germans also said parachutists had descended in Normandy and were being engaged by Nazi shock troops. Berlin said the "center of gravity" of the fierce fighting was at Caen, 30 miles southwest of Le Havre and 65 miles southeast of Cherbourg. Caen is 10 miles inland from the sea, at the base of tht 75-mile-wide Normandy Peninsula. Heavy fighting also was reported between Caen and Trou-ville. One of Berlin's first claims was that the first British para-chute division was badly mauled. Gen. Montgomery, hero of the African desert, was leading Tnin to Pag A, Column 1 Invasionand The Times' This is D-Day. The greatest continuing news story in the history of man has begun and will continue until Victory. Americans, and all the people of the earth, now eagerly await every new development, watch every Allied move and Nazi countermove. The detailed story of invasion, complete with all the available maps and pictures, will be brought to Times readers with the speed, thoroughness and accuracy that have always made The Times the West's most dependable . . . and depended upon . . . newspaper!