Today, Thursday, June 6th, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day beach landing & the Battle of Normandy.
On 6 June 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. Normandy will bear the scars of this moment in history for ever and every year we remember and pay tribute to the veterans from America, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Poland and Australia, along with their brothers in arms, those many heroes who lost their lives here during that summer of 1944 (source)
The Battle of Normandy is considered a turning point in WWII. Germany had invaded France, with the plan to control all of Europe. As American & British counterforces were able to slow the German army down, there was the opening for an offensive manuver.
The Allies stock piled troops & supplies in Great Britain to prepare for an invasion, while exponentially increasing the number of air strikes on German targets – further weakening the German army.
Germany knew an invasion was imminent, but didn’t know much more than that. Effective deception by the Allies & unexpected weather (that nearly ended the Allies’ plan) through Germany off so hard that the invasion was not only successful, but also the catalyst for ending the way.
Header & historical information source: here.