D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day  - June 6, 1944  -  156,000 Allied troops successfully stormed Normandy's beaches. The invasion began at 6:30am. Within 24 hours, according to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives. With thousands more wounded or missing.

D-Day - June 6, 1944 - 156,000 Allied troops successfully stormed Normandy's beaches. The invasion began at 6:30am. Within 24 hours, according to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives. With thousands more wounded or missing.

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. -  Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. - Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

The planned Allied invasion route on D-Day and beyond

The planned Allied invasion route on D-Day and beyond

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