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The military power, economics and strategy that led to D-Day

On June 6 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy. Their number rose to 1.5m over the next six weeks. With them came millions of tons of equipment, ranging from munitions, vehicles, food, and fuel to prefabricated floating harbours. The achievement of the Normandy landings was, first of…

Defiant Kadhafi says Libya ‘ready for battle’

TRIPOLI (AFP) – A defiant Moamer Kadhafi said Libya was “ready for battle” as Western leaders mulled their next steps on Wednesday, the fifth day of UN-backed military strikes on his oil-rich country. “We will win this battle,” footage showed Kadhafi telling supporters at his Bab Al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli…