Remembering D-Day

by Curtis Guise on June 6, 2013

Today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day, The allied invasion of Normandy.  D-Day took place June 6th 1944 on the beaches of Normandy.  In this picture from CBC News Canadian troops and landing craft occupy Juno beach and shattered German defenses within hours.  Read more about it here, CBC News.

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And here are a couple of photos from the US National Archives. Story and more photos about D-Day at boston.com

Over 160,000 troops landed that day, assisted by over 5,000 ships, aerial bombardment, gliders and paratroopers. Thousands of soldiers lost their lives and many thousands more would follow as the invasion succeeded and troops began to push German forces eastward, eventually leading to the Allied victory in 1945

Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944

Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944

U.S. soldiers take a rest at the foot of a bunker which the Germans have painted and camouflaged to look like a house

U.S. soldiers take a rest at the foot of a bunker which the Germans have painted and camouflaged to look like a house

 

 

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