On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily-fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. DOD salutes their bravery in the Defense.gov Special Report: D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy.
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