D-Day

D-Day

75 years ago today on June 6, 1944 U.S., British, and Canadian forces invaded Normandy France on five separate beachheads. By the end of August northern France was liberated, and the Allies were advancing into Germany.  



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D-Day

D-Day

On June 6, 1944, >5,000 Allied ships, supported by 13,000 airplanes performed the largest amphibious landing in the history of warfare. Code-named Operation Overlord, the invasion of ~50 miles of beach in Normandy France signaled the beginning of the tough campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe.  By August 1944, northern France was liberated; in June 1945 Nazi Germany surrendered. The […]



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D-Day

D-Day

  Click on each image below to switch back and forth between 1944 and today. http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday



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Etched in the Sand on Normandy Beach

Etched in the Sand on Normandy Beach

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. The Germans lost 1,000 men. This largest seaborne invasion in history began the invasion […]



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