Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
Rather then having an extensive text on the day I am opting to post pictures of D-Day and the days after, for there is nothing I can write which hasn’t been written before.
Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Infantry Division move inland from Sword Beach, 6 June 1944.
Members of the French Resistance and the U.S. 82nd Airborne division discuss the situation during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
Large landing craft convoy crosses the English Channel on 6 June 1944
Troops of the US 7th Corps wading ashore on Utah Beach.
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