D-Day on the Normandy Beaches – June 6, 1944


Sixty-nine years ago on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces invaded Nazi-occupied France along the beaches of Normandy. It remains the greatest seaborne invasion in history.

In the spirit of remembering, here’s a short list with some of our favorite D-Day links:

Army.Mil Features: D-Day – June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France, 1944

It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.” We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels, and usually in grim black-and-white — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed their historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944.

D-Day Photos on History.com

On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies invaded Normandy, France, in the largest amphibious assault in history.

Surviving D-Day: Military Channel

Watch these videos and learn more about Surviving D-Day. Don’t miss these Surviving D-Day videos from Military Channel.

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