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.
Photos Of D-Day Locations In Normandy Then And Now
The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory
I have seen this posted on here before but thought I'd bring it back up seeing as its the 72nd anniversary today. Here's the source : http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/infographics/d-day-by-the-numbers Original Post : http://imgur.com/gallery/6ABruMr
This website provides information on the number of Allied and German troops that were killed, wounded, or missing in action after D-Day. It also answers various questions about which Allied nations were involved in the battle and lists links to other websites that provide more information on the Battle of Normandy.