D-Day: 70 Years Later
June 5, 2014
Tomorrow marks 70 years since the infamous D-Day invasion. It was June 6, 1944 when 160,000 Allied troops landed along the French coastline supported by more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft. Still the largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation changed the course of history and marked the beginning of the end of World War II.
D-Day veterans as well as world leaders including U.S. president Barack Obama, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian president Vladimir Putin and British head of state the Queen are visiting the Normandy beaches today to commemorate the historic day and participate in more than 30 events taking place from June 3 -8.
STAR4D salutes those that risked their lives 70 years ago, and those that paid the ultimate price.
To learn more about D-Day, visit these links below.
- D-Day (U.S. Army)
D-day anniversary will draw world leaders to Normandy (The Guardian)
D-Day at 70: Historic photos from the invasion of Normandy (The Washington Post)