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 6th, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy.
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.
Today is the 65th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Here is a video of Normandy invasion clips and reflections of some of those brave soldiers who took part in the invasion and lived to tell about it … TRUE HEROES … Never Forget Them or those who did not return. The world we know today would not exist without their dedication to Freedom and their Sacrifice!
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