June 6, 2010

66 Years Ago Today

On 6 June 1944, allied soldiers, sailors and airmen, heroes all, commenced Operation Overlord with the Normandy Invasion, also known as the Normandy Landings, which involved some 12,000 aircraft, 7,000 ships and landing craft and around 160,000 troops, a number that increased to over three million in France within two months.


I thought that the best and most educational way to commemmorate that great day in military history would be to link to a comprehensive site that tells the story element by element, so…

This section of the World War II History info guide is devoted to “Operation Overlord,” the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day — June 6, 1944 — on the beaches of Normandy, France.

Go make a pot of coffee, then sit back, relax and read all about D-Day.

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under American Heroes
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