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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.

from Plog

D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion

Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

from The Stir

The U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops on the morning of June 6, 1944 (D-Day) at Omaha Beach.

Operation Overload, otherwise known as D-Day, was the Allied invasion France, which was occupied by Axis powers. The beaches of Normandy were covered with he lost lives of thousands of American Soldiers.


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

from BuzzFeed

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

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


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.


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


US LST 532 Unloads Jeep On Omaha Beach D-Day Normandy 1944


D-Day 1944 by Robert Capa (this is NOT a Capa photo: Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River in assault boats under German fire/Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River)


D-Day in ColorOn the 72nd Anniversary of the Normandy Landings of June 6, 1944, some rarely seen color photos of the preparations for D-Day from the holdings of the National Archives. See more at the Unwritten Record Blog: Images of the Week: D-Day...