Invasion Of Normandy

Invasion Of Normandy

The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II. It was the largest amphibious operation ever to take place.

Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on 6 June came from Canada, the Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated, as well as contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands.[4] Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force,[nb 1] and the Royal Norwegian Navy.[1]

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks and naval bombardments. In the early morning, amphibious landings on five beaches codenamed Juno, Gold, Omaha, Utah, and Sword began and during the evening the remaining elements of the parachute divisions landed. The “D-Day” forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth.[5]

This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 6 June 2012. It was captioned as follows:

English: A LCVP from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division wading onto Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two thirds of the Company E became casualties.
Dansk: En LCVP landsætter amerikanske tropper fra USS Samuel ChaseOmaha Beach i Normandiet om morgenen 6. juni 1944.
Македонски: Десантно пловило на бродот „Семјуел Чејс“ на Крајбрежната стража на САД како ја истоварува Четата Е на XVI пешадиски полк во походот наречен „Омаха Бич“ на 6 јуни 1944. По истоварувањето, четата се соочува со силната одбрана на новоформираната германска CCCLII дивизија, при што загинуваат две третини од војниците на четата.

Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent. Assault craft land one of the first waves at Omaha Beach. The U.S. Coast Guard caption identifies the unit as Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division.

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