D-Day is held annually on June 6 each year to help us remember the sacrifice our men and women made on June 6, 1944 in the battle fought on the Normandy coast of France during World War 2.
D-Day was the first day in one of the largest amphibious invasions to have ever been undertaken. It began on June 6, 1944, and launched Operation Overlord – an invasion against the Nazi-held Normandy coastline during World War 2 (1939-1945). It was launched with 160,000 troops, over 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships. By the end of the day, American and Allied soldiers had broken through the Nazi defenses and had a foothold in Normandy. Unfortunately, it also came at a great price. During the attack, over 9,000 Allied soldiers and paratroopers were either wounded or killed that first day – sacrifices which allowed the other 100,000 soldiers used in the landings to complete the mission.
This day is often called the beginning of the end of WWII by historians.
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