viernes, 6 de junio de 2014

4º British: 70º aniversary of the D-Day invasion

On June 6, 1944, 150,000 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 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.

Today, 70 years after the D-Day, the World commemorates the effort. In the web D-Day Memorial you could find and learn many resources about this topic: primary documents, videos, militar projects, stories from veterans, glossary, etc.

In addition, if you want to compare the coastline of Normandy now and them, visit the link of the Huffington Post.

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