The Invasion That Saved The World
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Codenamed Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
The invasion was the most massive amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed the allies to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s troops, and save the world from tyranny.
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