D-Day: the allied powers stormed the beach at Normandy, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.The allied powers lost men while the germans lost around troops. In total, 156000 troops were deployed.
D-Day, a 20th Century Armada. ➖ The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. ➖ The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval…
In pictures: Veterans recall their roles in the D-Day landings
VERA HAY, Normandy Veteran, Then and Now “The need of the casualties both our own troops and the German prisoners of war. They all were patients to us. They needed rehydration, rest, morphine to keep them comfortable and we were using the new penicillin”.