On D-Day, June 6, 1944, some 156,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers invaded Normandy, landing on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of France’s heavily fortified coast. Their goal: to turn back the Nazi, fascist occupation of the continent, to risk their lives to free the peoples of Western Europe. It was one of the most dramatic and heroic episodes in modern history. “According to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing,” History.com reported.
“Who is ANTI-FA (the real anti-fascists)?” asks this video.
From the day of the invasion to the liberation of Paris on August 25 took more than two months of gruesome combat. Finally, in September, the remains of the Nazi Vichy government fled France and established a puppet government in a small town in Germany. “The Allied armies continued to push the Germans back” through Eastern France, and in March, 1945, back across the Rhine into Germany. “A few pockets of German resistance remained until the end of the war on 7 May 1945,” according to Wikipedia’s account of the liberation of France.
Coffee or Die: “At this historic moment surely not one of us is too busy, too young or too old to play a part in a nation-wide, perchance a worldwide vigil of prayer as the great crusade sets forth.“ –King George VI, speaking during a radio address on June 6, 1944.”
There are many other evocative videos on Youtube to observe this historic venture.