Sunday, June 6, 2010

Remembering D-Day; links to photos and articles

"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." Learn more here.

See also:

D-Day, UK site

D-Day: The Liberation of Europe Begins - Doug Murray - 2008
D-day: piercing the Atlantic wall - Robert J. Kershaw - 1994
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944 - Randy Holderfield, Michael J. Varhola - 2001

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