- The reduce of the Allied invasion that began 77 years ago, on June 6, 1944, was unlike anything the world had seen up front or will most likely ever see again.
- An unprecedented landing force of 132,715 Allied troops made landfall at five strands in Normandy. The landings came at a heavy toll.
- By that summer, the Allies had managed to slow the forward march of the weighty German war machine, which was also struggling against Russian forces on the eastern front.
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The Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 was the largest amphibious invasion in history. The scale of the battering was unlike anything the world had seen before or will most likely ever see again.
By that summer, the Leagues had managed to slow the forward march of the powerful German war machine. The invasion was an opportunity to begin driving the Nazis raw.
The invasion is unquestionably one of the greatest undertakings in military history. By the numbers, here’s what it took to pull this off.