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Published on March 9, 2014

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Thanks to Keith E. Mc Clain for sharining this.
Picks of the II WW Excellent!
Mi agradecimiento a Keith E. Mc Clain por compartir esto.
Fotografías de l desembarco de Normandía durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Excelentes!!

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June 6, 1944 ( D-Day, ) the American forces landed 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. In the British sector the British and sent 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach and 7,900 British and Canadian airborne troops. Canadian troops numbered 28,845 on Sword Beach. !77 Free French Soldiers were with the invadors. On D-Day, Allied aircraft flew 14,674 sorties, and 127 were lost. In the airborne landings on both flanks of the beaches, 2,395 aircraft and 867 gliders of the RAF and USAAF were used on D-Day. Operation Neptune involved huge naval forces, including 6,939 vessels: 1,213 naval combat ships, 4,126 landing ships and landing craft, 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels. Some 195,700 personnel were assigned to Operation Neptune: 52,889 US, 112,824 British, and 4,988 from other Allied countries. By the end of 11 June day 5, 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches. These beaches, however, were heavily fortified by Nazis. Thousands of troops were slaughtered on the beaches, with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded but the Allies ultimately overwhelmed the Nazis and advanced into France.

Landing Zones Infantry Divisions Territories Liberated by Allies 6 June 7 June 12 June 27 June 25 Jult Artificial Ports ( Mulberry) Paratroopers Div

The Third Reich built the Atlantic Wall. These fortifications extending from the Spanish-French border to northern Norway.

Music Starts The landing is preceded by a large gathering of troops, weapons and ships in England.

camouflaged vehicles

American Dodge Ambulances

Convoy passing through Liverpool U.K.

Stock of Fuel


Bombardment of Pointe du Hoc

American Paratroopers

Time to jump at midnight behand enemy lines prior to beach landings


American Paratrooper 24,000 American Paratroopers preceded the invasion, jumping behind enemy lines.

A Glider landed in a pasture

A U.S. Landing Ship Crossing the Channel

DUKW amphibious vehicles

British Troops Landing

U.S. Storming Omaha Beach

Juno British

Sword Beach Canadian Forces

U.S. Forces Utah Beach

Gold Beach British Forces

Omaha Beach

U.S. Second Wave reinforcements

U.S. Rangers climbing the 100 ft cliffs at Pointe De Hoc The assault began before the main landing to knock out German Guns at the top of the Cliff. Two U.S. Navy Destroyers gave support, Rockets were fired to get ropes atop the cliffs. The rangers destroyed the guns that had been moved inward. Determined to hold the vital ground, yet isolated from other Allied forces and out numbered the Rangers fended off several counterattacks from the German 916 th regiment until units of the American 29th Infantry Division's broke through from Omaha Beach on June 7

U. S. Rangers - La Pointe du Hoc

Captured Nazi’s

Utah Beach

Mulberry A Two artificial harbors were created: . Mulberry A: St Laurent sur Mer . Mulberry B at Arromanches

Mulberry A was destroyed by the storm of June 19 to 21

Arromanches : Mulberry B

Phoenix caissons: Breakwater concrete towed then filled with water and sunk.

Effectiveness of dams built to provide a safe harbor

Floating "Löbnitz" dock

Floating bridge "Whale"

Reinforcements arriving

Trucks and Supplies

Now the Tanks

Beach area secured now the advance inward.

Anti-air balloons

The greatest landing in history

U.S. soldiers examining German mini-tank guided "Goliath", loaded with explosives.

The Wounded

Field Hospital

Navy Personnel Repatriation of wounded

It was hell!

May - 1942 May 1945 Europe – Africa - Asia Western allies (blue), Soviet & allies (red) Axis (black) September 1945

They gave all for these freedoms, will the present generations guard and protect what they fought and died for Or will western nations open the flood gates to immigrants Who don’t care or understand the culture and sacrifices of the nations that welcomed them End Pictures – Internet Music: “You Raise me Up” Josh Gorbain Editied by Jack Cross

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