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.

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.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion

Remembering D-Day 70 years ago today, June 6, 1944. Click through to the Army slideshow, history and articles of today's events. God Bless them All.

Remembering D-Day 70 years ago today, June 6, 1944. Click through to the Army slideshow, history and articles of today's events. God Bless them All.

Confused about what actually happened on 6 June 1944? Here are the 10 things you need to know about D-Day.

Confused about what actually happened on 6 June 1944? Here are the 10 things you need to know about D-Day.

D-Day - June 6, 1944; this is true courage and passion to do what was necessary and what was right

D-Day - June 6, 1944; this is true courage and passion to do what was necessary and what was right

D Day 69 years ago today - The price of freedom paid for us

D Day 69 years ago today - The price of freedom paid for us

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. -  Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. - Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

This is a picture of the forces that invade normandy, the picture is taken probably form a battleship, and the smaller boats carried the infantry who stormed the beach

This is a picture of the forces that invade normandy, the picture is taken probably form a battleship, and the smaller boats carried the infantry who stormed the beach

D-Day Landing at Normandy Beach  1944  by Walter Rosenblum   -  My Daddy and uncle were there but would never talk about it because it was so hellish.

D-Day Landing at Normandy Beach 1944 by Walter Rosenblum - My Daddy and uncle were there but would never talk about it because it was so hellish.

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