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. (Now 71 years)

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day

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.

Today marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Thanks going out to all World War II soldiers whether you were in Normandy or not!

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The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.

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. www.army.mil/d-day

6 June 1944 - The Normandy Invasion - Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day

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D Day 1944 Robert Capa (this is NOT a Capa photo: was taken on Omaha Beach by Walter Rosenblum )

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D-Day: On June the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history.

History | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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.”

WWII - The D-Day Landings, U. troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June (REUTERS/US National Archives)

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June www.mil/d-day. World War II

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June www.mil/d-day

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