Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, 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.

Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, 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.

Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History

Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History

D-DAY LANDING AT NORMANDY BEACH (June 6, 1944). Read more about the D-Day Landings here: http://histne.ws/DDay-Bk

D-DAY LANDING AT NORMANDY BEACH (June 6, 1944). Read more about the D-Day Landings here: http://histne.ws/DDay-Bk

Normandy - Our boys unloading at Omaha Beach. Lost so many that day.

'Full Victory — Nothing Else': Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary

'Into the Jaws of Death' - U.S. Soldiers wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

'Into the Jaws of Death' - U.S. Soldiers wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans.  An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day

French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial

The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

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Robert Capa, D-Day, 1944, 2014, normandy landing, normandy landing 1944, D-day 2014, d-day celebrations, Contax II, Capa, vintage photography, vintage pictures, vintage images, débarquement normandie, Jour J, Omaha Beach, Easy Red, normandy beach, WWII, WW2

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

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

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

70 years ago today, thousands of heroes braved the beaches of Normandy in what became known as #DDay, the largest seaborne invasion in history. #veterans. Photo courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial.

70 years ago today, thousands of heroes braved the beaches of Normandy in what became known as #DDay, the largest seaborne invasion in history. #veterans. Photo courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial.

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

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