Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

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The Battle of Normandy Map ~ Normandy ~ France ~ "Operation Overlord" began on June It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings. By August there were over 000 Allied troops in France. ~ World War II

U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June U. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June

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D Day 1944 Robert Capa (this is NOT a Capa photo: was taken on Omaha Beach by Walter Rosenblum )

France - Normandy - Omaha Beach  my grandfather landed here on D-day..and survived

World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy. One of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.

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

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago. (Now 71 years)

Us D-Day Landing | PICTURES* June 6, 2012 – The 68th Anniversary Of D-Day

*PICTURES* June 6, 2012 – The 68th Anniversary Of D-Day

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

Peace Day Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

June the anniversary of D-D (Normandy) during [Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers; this art installation was made on Peace Day.

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

Where Canadian troops once patrolled in 1944 after German forces were dislodged from Caen, shoppers now walk along the rebuilt Rue Saint-Pie.

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.

Today marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Thanks going out to all World War II soldiers whether you were in Normandy or not!

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

Obama, European leaders honor D-Day landings in France, 70 years ...

Obama, European leaders honor D-Day landings in France, 70 years on

D-Day in numbers. Today marks the anniversary. God bless the greatest generation

Find out more about the history of D-Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

D-Day: On June the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history.

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