D-Day, World War II
Today marks a significant event in history. D-Day, or the Normandy Landing, occurred on Tuesday 6th June, 1944, during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The invasion resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
The majority of the troops to defeat the Nazis were American, British, and Canadian forces. On the day, they landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
As one of the largest military assaults in history, extensive planning was required to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target – which was a success. The Normandy landings have been referred to as the beginning of the end of war in Europe.