June 6 1944
June 6, 2010 by Post Team
More than 150,000 soldiers landed on the French coast “to fight against Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France (Army.mil) in the Second World War. More than 9,000 soldiers were killed in the Battle of Normandy. The thousands survivors continued their journey and defeated Hitler.
U.S. leaders included George Patton (pictured), Dwight. D. Eisenhower, James Gavin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
D-Day is called D-Day, as it marked the first day that the Allied Powers
(Including the U.S.) was established in France. The battles took place in the finalanlysis
“The release had reached a high cost: more than 200,000 dead, wounded and
lack in the Allied forces, over 300,000 German. French civilian losses numbered more than 12,000. However, the Normandy campaign had been a stunning success. In early September 1944 all but a small part of France had been liberated. U.S. forces, British and Canadians had occupied Belgium and part of the Netherlands and had reached the German border. They had, however, escape from their logistical support
and had no forces to launch an offensive that culminated. The next winter would be hard to see much fighting and a German counteroffensive in the Belgian Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge-before the German army in the west was finally equal “(Encyclopedia Britannica).
My grandfather fought in World War II under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. Today is a very important day in American history, and should never be overlooked.
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