D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

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The former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone, where Canadian forces once came ashore, in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Once a scene of death and destruction, now a tourist's paradise. | D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

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June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or…

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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

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Wreckage Of A Republic P-47, Which Crashed During The D-Day Invasion, Lies On The Battle-Scarred Beach Of Normandy, France. 22 June 1944. (U...

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General Eisenhower - D Day Message. Just prior to the amassed Allied forces setting sail for the invasion of France, the D Day Landings on 6th June 1944, the Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower issued this message to the men under his command.

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