Sixty-Eight years ago today on June 6, 1944 Allied forces conducted the largest amphibious assault in the history of the world to secure a beachhead in France to eventually liberate Europe. Take a look at some of the pictures especially the one above, then ask yourself how you would have felt the moment the ramp dropped and all hell broke loose? Here are some stats on D-Day below.
Total troops in landing 156,000
Aircraft 14,674 sorties
Dead 4,572 killed the first day
209,000 total Allied deaths for entire Normandy operation
4-9,000 Germans estimated to have died first day
216,000 German deaths for entire operation
200,000 German prisoners taken