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Today Is The 67th Anniversary Of D-Day

Operation Neptune is the largest amphibious invasion in history, where over 160,000 allied Troops, 5,000 ships, and 13,000 aircraft supported the operation to secure the heavily defended 50-mile Normandy coastline. The term ‘D-Day’ refers only to the first day of the operation, which started June 6th, 1944. While over 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded in taking the beach, which was divided into five sections: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, a remaining force of over 100,000 Allied Soldiers survived to continue the invasion. Operation Neptune was the first stage of Operation Overlord, the codename for The Battle Of Normandy, which kicked off the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe during WWII by Allied Forces.

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One Response to “Today Is The 67th Anniversary Of D-Day”

  1. red2alpha73 says:

    I wish I was eloquent enough to put into words the emotions I feel when I think about what those soldiers from all the Allied nations faced on those beaches and futher inland at the many DZs and glider LZs.
    I feel awe at their courage. I am thankful that such men lived, that they were willing to put on the line their tomorrows for our today.
    We owe them everything good we have today, not just in the US, or Britian, or Canada, or Australia -all the Allied nations- but the entire world owes them a debt that I don’t think we can repay because when these men were young they saved the world from evil.