68th Anniversary of D-Day

Sixty-eight years ago today, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” 5,000+ ships and 13,000+ aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy.

The D-Day cost was high – more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

For more information and photos: http://www.army.mil/d-day/slideshow.html

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