The Battle of Normandy Map ~ Normandy ~ France ~ "Operation Overlord" began on June 6, 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings. By August there were over 3,000, 000 Allied troops in France. ~ World War II
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.
D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion
Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
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 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.