Today is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day:

the Allied invasion of Normandy, France , that led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

Staff in the Conservation Lab recently worked on this D-Day map. The map was distorted and torn and could not be safely accessed by a researcher. A conservator humidified, flattened and mended the map.

[RG 407, WWII Operations Reports, American theater through 76th Infantry Division, 1940-1948]

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