Shortly after the fighting at La Fière concluded, these American soldiers paused for a photographer with the heavily damaged manor house in the background. The bitter fighting at La Fière was a harbinger of combat to come in Normandy.
The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest 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.
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…