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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

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

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 “You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

D-Day “You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

Normandy - Our boys unloading at Omaha Beach. Lost so many that day.

'Full Victory — Nothing Else': Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary

Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

US Army Rangers scale the cliffs at  Pointe du Hoc, Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

D-Day and Operation Overlord in WW2

US Army Rangers scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

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93-year old D-Day veteran Robert Blatnik returns to Omaha Beach in Normandy

93-year old D-Day veteran Robert Blatnik returns to Omaha Beach in Normandy

D-Day June 6 1944.  "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle."  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

D-Day June 6 1944. "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

D-Day 1944 by Robert Capa  (this is NOT a Capa photo: Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River in assault boats under German fire/Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River)

D-Day 1944 by Robert Capa (this is NOT a Capa photo: Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River in assault boats under German fire/Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River)

Operation Overload, otherwise known as D-Day, was the Allied invasion France, which was occupied by Axis powers. The beaches of Normandy were covered with he lost lives of thousands of American Soldiers.

Remember D-Day With These Significant & Heart-Wrenching Photos

Operation Overload, otherwise known as D-Day, was the Allied invasion France, which was occupied by Axis powers. The beaches of Normandy were covered with he lost lives of thousands of American Soldiers.