The Battle of Normandy in 1944, codenamed "Operation Overlord" WWII.

The Battle of Normandy Map ~ Normandy ~ France ~ June 1944 ~ "Operation Overlord" ~ World War II

On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III

king-harold-ii-harold-godwinson-house-of-wessex-Last Anglo-Saxon king of England, January to October He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) at the Battle of Hastings.

World War II, The Battle of Normandy, 1944.

World War II, The Battle Of Normandy Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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

William as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry during the Battle of Hastings, lifting his helm to show that he is still alive  King of England

William I (Old Norman: Williame I; 1028 – 9 September usually known as William the Conqueror, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in The descendant of Viking raiders, he launched the Norman conquest of England in

Two boys staring at two american Jeeps in Normandy during World War II

37 Forgotten Images From History Will Leave You Speechless

In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. France, My Dad was wounded at St. Lo in WWII

The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures  The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082

The Normandy Invasion: The Story in Pictures The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland.

On this day 14th October in 1066 The Battle of Hastings was fought. King Harold lost the battle of Hastings at Seniac Hill. William, Duke of Normandy then claimed the crown and changed the way England was governed forever

When They Were Young: William the Conqueror. William claims the English throne and defeats Harold at the Battle of Hastings. - Licences available from

D-Day: Op 6 juni 1944 begon de strijd op de stranden van Normandië. De Duitsers hadden niets verwacht, want wie zou er met dat slechte weer aanvallen. Binnen 48 uur werden meer dan 100.000 man en 14.000 tanks en voertuigen aan land gebracht. Klaar om West-Europa te bevrijden van                 nazi-Duitsland.

Battle of Normandy, June On D-Day, Operation Overlord launches the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. Tank landing ships unload supplies on Omaha Beach, building up for the breakout from Normandy.

Canadian soldiers with a Nazi German flag which they captured during the Battle of Normandy

[Photo] Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifle

The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation (no one knows exactly when but it is mentioned in the 1400's) is incredible... Been there!

The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation is incredible.

Map of the Battle of Normandy during WWII.  Showing that the British landed at Sword and Gold, the Americans at Utah and Omaha and the Canadians at Juno Beaches.

" D-Day ", June, The unloading was a success, although 10 000 soldiers have been killed. 6 000 Americans soldiers and 4 000 Canadian and British soldiers. Never forget.

Hastings Castle, Sussex, UK    Built by William of Normandy from 1067

Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England Built by William of Normandy from first castle here was a wooden pre.

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