Operation Neptune

Sea Invasion

Background Information

The Sea Invasion of the Battle of Normandy, code named 'Operation Neptune', began on June 6, 1944 in Normandy. The naval fleet crossed the English Channel with 6,939 vessels. The Fleet was made up of 8 different navies. They needed "to gain foot hold of the continent." The Allied Naval Expeditionary was per portioned into two task forces: the Western and the Eastern. The attack forces German troops to retreat. Several more battles happened after this one but the Allies fought until victory. This battle showed the Germans that we would not give up and that we could not be beat. This was a large impact on the war if not one of the largest.

People involved

Allies: Britian, Russia, and North America

Against

Nazi Germany