On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…

On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…

'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: 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

Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.

Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.

D Day, WWII Image: US troops wade from landing craft toward Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944 (© Robert F. Sargent/US Coast Guard/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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D Day, WWII Image: US troops wade from landing craft toward Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944 (© Robert F. Sargent/US Coast Guard/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Looking Down On War - THE NORMANDY INVASION: JUNE 1944 review by Mark Barnes - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/reviews/war-normandy-invasion-june-1944-review-mark-barnes.html

Looking Down On War - THE NORMANDY INVASION: JUNE 1944 review by Mark Barnes - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/reviews/war-normandy-invasion-june-1944-review-mark-barnes.html

D-Day Revisited: Lord Ashcroft Retraces His Father’s Footsteps to the Normandy Invasion - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/d-day-revisited-lord-ashcroft-retraces-fathers-footsteps-normandy-invasion.html

D-Day Revisited: Lord Ashcroft Retraces His Father’s Footsteps to the Normandy Invasion - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/d-day-revisited-lord-ashcroft-retraces-fathers-footsteps-normandy-invasion.html

The Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Here American troops hit the water from one of the landing craft. Soldiers on shore are lying flat under German machine gun fire.

The Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Here American troops hit the water from one of the landing craft. Soldiers on shore are lying flat under German machine gun fire.

WWII D–DAY NORMANDY INVASION - Flea Market InsidersFlea Market Insiders

WWII D–DAY NORMANDY INVASION - Flea Market InsidersFlea Market Insiders

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, General Arnold and General Bradley. Pointe du Hoc, june 12 1944.

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, General Arnold and General Bradley. Pointe du Hoc, june 12 1944.

Carrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto a beachhead code-named Omaha Beach, on the northern coast of France on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast.

Carrying full equipment, American assault troops move onto a beachhead code-named Omaha Beach, on the northern coast of France on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast.

HD Historic Archival Stock Footage WWII D-Day Minus One Normandy Invasion Reel 2 - YouTube

HD Historic Archival Stock Footage WWII D-Day Minus One Normandy Invasion Reel 2 - YouTube

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, General Arnold and General Bradley, june 12 1944.

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, General Arnold and General Bradley, june 12 1944.

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