68 Yrs Ago Today: D-Day June 6, 1944

On 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 foothold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high --
more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than
100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. About 340
U.S. troops will be in the Normandy region to commemorate the 68th anniversary of this historic operation June 1-7.

Time Life:Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos
FNC: Before and after D-Day: Rare color photos
Leatherneck.com: Never Forget D-Day
DVIDS: D-Day Commemoration

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