The Great Crusade
Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.
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D-Day in Pictures
Almost immediately after France fell to the Nazis in 1940, the Allies planned a cross-Channel assault on the German occupying forces. At the Quebec Conference in August 1943, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt reaffirmed the plan, which was code-named Overlord. Although Churchill acceded begrudgingly to the operation, historians note that the British still harbored persistent doubts about whether Overlord would succeed. Credit: British Ministry of Defense The decision to mount the…
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Stunning Normandy 1944 Photographs brought in Color | World Wars
WWII History comes alive when following stunning black and white photographs from Operation Overlord, Normandy 1944, are colorized and depict the true colors of Happiness, Horror and Fatigue of the Second World War.