National D-Day Memorial set to mark 70th anniversary of WWII Normandy landings - "Scaling the Wall" a tribute to 2nd Ranger Battallion's assault on Pointe-du-Hoc, during D-Day invasion, at National D-Day Memorial, Bedfore, Va. Veterans - Stripes

National D-Day Memorial set to mark 70th anniversary of WWII Normandy landings - "Scaling the Wall" a tribute to 2nd Ranger Battallion's assault on Pointe-du-Hoc, during D-Day invasion, at National D-Day Memorial, Bedfore, Va. Veterans - Stripes

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.

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.

Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II Sites

Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II museums and sites

Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II Sites

Further D-Day footage to be released by BBC - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/further-d-day-footage-to-be-released-by-bbc.html

Further D-Day footage to be released by BBC - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/further-d-day-footage-to-be-released-by-bbc.html

French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial - NYTimes.com

French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial

D-Day Memorial Honors Man Responsible for Its Creation - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/d-day-memorial-honors-man-responsible-creation.html

D-Day Memorial Honors Man Responsible for Its Creation - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/d-day-memorial-honors-man-responsible-creation.html

Caen - Château, Memorial, William the Conqueror Abbeys - Port, Ouistreham ferry crossing - D-day landing - Normandy Tourism, France

Caen - Château, Memorial, William the Conqueror Abbeys - Port, Ouistreham ferry crossing - D-day landing - Normandy Tourism, France

An American GI pausing during a march from Ste.-Mère-Église, France, on June 7, 1944.

French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial

An American GI pausing during a march from Ste.-Mère-Église, France, on June 7, 1944.

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