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Major Battles of WWII: Normandy Invasion: D-Day

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6th June 1944: One of the first pictures of the D-Day landings in Normandy, showing US jeeps and men landing on the French coast.
D-Day Landings. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 23 Apr 2012.

Operation Overlord Map

Three years in the making, Overlord was the code name for the Normandy invasion.

Today people call it D-Day.

Did You Know . . .

...that D-Day means "Deliverance Day."
 It was 
  • an historical collaboration between UK and US allies.
  • a massive land-air-sea assault.
  • an entricate deception plan, key to the D-day success.
  • the biggest emassing of military might in history.
  • the war that catapulated Eisenhower to US presidency.

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