Saturday, June 6, 2015
June 6, 1944: D-Day Remembered
Today is the anniversary of D-Day - the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began — commencing the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. The video above is a very nice tribute to those who fought!
The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord in World War II. It covers from the initial landings on June 6, 1944 until the Allied breakout in mid-July.
It was the largest seaborne invasion at the time, involving over 850,000 troops crossing the English Channel from the United Kingdom to Normandy by the end of June 1944.
To learn more about World War II or the D-Day invasion go to the World War II Museum Site. This museum is amazing and I love to visit when I am home in New Orleans.