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

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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.

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D-Day During World War II the allied forces planned to create a two front-war by continuing the battle on the east. Also to start a new battle on the western front. In June 1944 the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries started the attack. Operation Overload also known as D-Day.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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