Invasion of Normandy
What was it ?
- Western allies of World War II
- largest amphibious invasion in history , which occured (of course) in Normandy, France
- Began w/ parachute landings, air attacks, and naval bombardments
- In the days/months leading up to it, the British and American air forces had sent out 11,000 aircraft and had dropped 195,000 tons of bombs
- AKA D-Day or Operation Overlord
“They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.”