D-Day Ship's Flag Among WWII Artifacts Up For Sale

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UPDATED: Thursday June 5, 2014 5:25 PM

A U.S. flag from one of the thousands of Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches is among the hundreds of D-Day and other World War II artifacts being auctioned in New York City a day before the 70th anniversary of the history-changing invasion.

The sale at Bonhams in Manhattan also features rare print-outs of the original series of hourly Dow Jones news bulletins reporting the fighting on France's north coast on June 6, 1944. The American flag that flew aboard the U.S-built LST 493 and the Dow Jones documents, both owned by World War II collector Rodney Hilton Brown, have pre-sale estimates of $12,000 to $18,000.

The auction also includes battlefield souvenirs, innovative wartime technology, rare documents and photographs from the war's European and Pacific theaters.

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