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American soldiers wading from Coast Guard landing barges on D-Day when the Allies initially landed on a heavily Nazi fortified 50 mile stretch of beach in Normandy, France.

160,000 Allied troops were led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower who said the famous words “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and over 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded. The exact number killed is still unknown.

Such a powerful photo of D-Day.
at Normandy Beach, Normandy France


AncientFaces Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. At exactly 6:30am June 6th, 1944, around 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Nazi-occupied beaches of Normandy, France. More than 10,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives; the exact number is still unknown today.
Jun 06, 2014 · Reply
Ellen Gough Leonar Victor Waters 1st Australian Aboriginal Piolet to fly in WW11 No78 squadron. Many Aboriginal Australians faught in both War's and have never been recognized in Australia only now people are beginning to speak up and tell their stories.
Jun 11, 2014 · Reply
Ellen Gough I am a descendent of the First Australian's and my Welsh ancestors here in Australia fought for this country also.
Jun 11, 2014 · Reply
Filipe Medeiros Holy crap, what a shot
Jun 12, 2014 · Reply
Jeanet Groenink It was 16 years before my birthday. I believe that! (about the numbers of casualties that day).
Jul 30, 2014 · Reply
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