D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

June 6, 1944, 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.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or…

June 6, 1944, 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.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or…

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. -  Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive. - Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings.

Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. National Archives

Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. National Archives

The planned Allied invasion route on D-Day and beyond

The planned Allied invasion route on D-Day and beyond

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