War is a horribly fascinating thing, however much man may hate it. Sixty-eight years ago, a brave U. Army major from Pennsylvania and his fellow soldiers parachuted into France on a mission to destroy four German mm New York Bureau. British Soldiers Captured in Normandy. Normandy, France -- According to the German caption accompanying this photo received in London from a neutral source, these men are British soldiers who have been captured by the Germans in Normandy..
24 Harrowing Photos From The Front Lines Of D-Day
Dramatic photos show scenes from D-Day, then and now
On June 6, , an estimated , Allied service members engaged in a land, sea and air assault on the French shore, marking a pivotal moment in the fight against the Axis powers. While the monumental, coordinated effort has been immortalized in multiple films and television shows—including Band of Brothers, The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan —some may not know what D-Day stands for. All are guesses people have made as to the meaning of D-Day, however, the Army pointed out none of them are correct. Although, it's not entirely clear exactly what D-Day meant. D-Day, in military speak, simply meant the designated day an important invasion or military operation occurred. Military planners described the days before and after the invasion or operation with minuses and pluses, respectively.
40 Photos From D-Day on Its 75th Anniversary
On June 6, , , Allied soliders arrived on the beaches of Normandy, France for the largest seaborn invasion in world history. Thursday marks the invasion's 75th anniversary, and while there are few left to tell the stories of the day, these photos serve as a reminder of the courageous efforts of American and other Allied soliders in ending the tyranny of Nazi occupation in France. Army troops crowd into a navy landing craft infantry ship during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, General Dwight D.
Chester Nimitz. Code-named "Operation Overlord," approximately , Allied troops crossed the English Channel to gain a foothold on the heavily fortified, Nazi-held beaches of Normandy, France. When the guns finally fell silent, an estimated 10, allied soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing in action. American soldiers crouch within their amphibious landing craft as they approach the Nazi-entrenched beaches of Normandy.