Remembering the D-Day Landings

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Written by Sara Dryden on 12th November 2013 at 10:09am
Remembering the D-Day Landings

Also known as Operation Overlord, this was the largest amphibious invasion in world history...


On Tuesday, 6 June 1944 over 165, 000 troops landed allong a 50 mile stretch of the French coast in Normandy.

 

There were two phases of the assult, an airbourne attack was carried out just after midnight wherein 24, 000 British, American, Canadian and Free French airborne troops landed. The amphibious landing began at 6:30am that same day.

 

Allied forces lost an estimated 10, 000 soliders by the end of D-Day. During the Battle of Normandy over 425, 000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing.

 

If you ever find yourself with the opportunity to travel to Normandy whether it be by yourself or on a guided tour some places you should ensure you see are;

  • D-Day museum in Arromanches.
  • Colleville Cemetery, which is the resting place of over 10, 000 service men.
  • As many D-Day landing places as possible.

Click here for Back-Roads D-Day Battlefield Tour which visits Gold, Juno, Utah, Omaha Beaches and Many More.

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