The Normandy Invasion

By: Gabriel Smith

What is the Normandy Invasion?

The Normandy Invasion (June 6th, 1944) or Operation Overlord was the Allied invasion of Western Europe, specifically Normandy, France. This invasion was the largest seaborne invasion in history and resulted in a massive amount of life when Canada, the U.S., and Great Britain stormed the German controlled beaches, but in the end it changed the tide of the war in the Allies favor.

Normandy Attacking Force

Normandy was invaded by a total of 156,000 Allied soldiers, including Canadians, British, and American soldiers. Along with these 156,000 soldiers, 11,590 aircraft were used in the invasion of Normandy, 54,186 vehicles were used in the Normandy Invasion, 6,939 naval vessels were used in the Normandy invasion, and 195,700 soldiers worked on Operation Neptune (Seaborne part of invasion).

Normandy Effects

The Normandy Invasion had a drastic effect on the outcome of World War 2. Because of this massive invasion the Jewish population in not extinct, and we are not being ruled by Germany’s fuhrer: Adolf Hitler.