Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-Day 65 Years Ago

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.”

D-Day May 6, 1944 - The History Channel



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.

How High The Price - John Tams



The D-Day cost was high - more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded - but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

No matter how much I read about D-Day, I am amazed at how enormous it was in all respects, and that it was ultimately successful (thank goodness).

outsidetheberm said...

Nice work. With every passing year more of these brave surviving souls leave us - my neighbor was one, God rest him.

Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

John Tams, did the music for "sharpes rifles". wonderful.

I'll never forget my uncle's stories of what he saw on D+3.

thanks for this.

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