A day that changed America
"The eyes of the world are upon you" ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
June 6, 1944- D-Day
160,000 allied troops landed along the 50 mile stretch of the heavily fortified French coastline. Backed up by over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts supporting the invasion. The Nazi's were silently waiting on the allied troops.
When the smoke cleared
By the end of the day more than 9,000 allied troops were killed or injured, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 soldiers to dig in and begin the tough trek across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army.
What the beach line in Normandy looked like when the invasion started.
Paratroopers getting ready
The paratroopers getting ready to jump and invade Normandy.
The fighter jets having the paratroopers jump out.