Invasion of Normandy

June 6, 1944

What was the invasion of Normandy??

The Normandy Invasion, or "Operation Overlord", was launched on June 6, 1944. There were simultaneous landings of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France. By the end of August, northern France was liberated. After this successful invasion, the Allied troops were able to reorganize and head west to Germany to bring a stop to the Nazis.

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A Video About Normandy...

The Normandy invasion June 6th 1944 ; WW 2 footage

Facts and Figures About D-Day

Commanders

U.S.: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar Bradley

British: Bernard Law Montgomery Trafford Leigh-Mallory, and Arthur Tedder

German: Erwin Rommel, Friedrich Dollmann


Casualties (Including killed, wounded, missing, or captured)

United States: 6,603 (1,465 killed)

British Casualties: 2,700
Canada: 1,074 (359 fatal)

Germany: Estimated between 4,000 – 9,000

What Would You Do?

Follow this link to do the D-Day planning "game." It lets you decide what you military moves you should make for a successful invasion of Normandy.


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News of D-Day

D-Day Invasion | Archival Newsreel Footage

The Outcome

By June 11, with the beaches finally secured, more than 326,000 troops had crossed with more than 100,000 tons of military equipment. Paris was liberated on August 25 and Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945.

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