Normandy landings. D-day. 1944.

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the Allied invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war. The Normandy landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history, with nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day, with 875,000 men disembarking by the end of June. Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12000, Germans lost 4000-9000. Wikipedia.

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Title: June 6, 1944, HQ Twelfth Army Group situation map. Publisher: Enginer Section 12 AG from G.S.G.S. Place of publisching: England? Date: 1944. Language: english Description: 45x44cm, scale 1:500000. Central meridian: Greenwich.

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