On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…

A mass overview of what purpose operation overload held during and the strategy they had in mind when attacking the beaches

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June www.mil/d-day

(WW2) Normandy Bunker.. This is what our American boys had to deal with on D-day... never forget.

World War II Normandy Bunker - This is what our American boys had to deal with on D-day. Never forget them.

USS Texas, 15 March 1943. She is the last dreadnought in existence and is currently a museum ship near Houston, TX

USS Texas, 15 March She is the last dreadnought in existence and is currently a museum ship at the San Jacento Battlefield Park near Houston, Texas.

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)

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic, as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6, 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas, and landing craft left aground by the tide. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic, as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas, and landing craft left aground by the tide.

“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

D-Day “You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade. Eisenhower, D-Day: June

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

6 June 1944 - The Normandy Invasion - Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June www.mil/d-day. World War II

'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: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy. www.army.mil/d-day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy.

Aerial photograph of Utah beach during the Normandy Invasion. June 6, 1944.  - Imgur

Aerial photograph of Utah beach during the Normandy Invasion. June 6, 1944. [990x763]

Aerial view of American troops and landing craft going ashore in the initial minutes of the invasion of Utah Beach on D-Day.

World War II photo showing an American flag marking the way during the Normandy Invasion of France, 1944 – Photo taken by the 9th U.S. Army Air Corps, 6th TAC

World War II photo showing an American flag marking the way during the Normandy Invasion of France, 1944 – Photo taken by the U. This photo moves me .

operationbarbarossa:    US soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division in England prior to the Normandy Invasion - June 1944

D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion. 19 The Infantry Division of the United States Army (The 'Big Red One') in Dorset, United Kingdom on June 1944 before departing for Omaha Beach. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

Walter Ehlers, Medal of Honor winner, died on February 20, 2014 at the age of 94. He was one of only 12 men to receive a medal for his bravery during the Normandy invasion - and he was the last.

Walter Ehlers Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division), Medal of Honor winner, one of just two D-Day recipients who lived. The other seven were awarded posthumously. Walter’s brother was also killed in the fighting. Walter died on February 2014 at the age of

Normandy landings - Large landing craft convoy crosses the English Channel on 6 June 1944.

Normandy landings - Large landing craft convoy crosses the English Channel on 6 June

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