The scene was WWII. It includes well over 5,000 ships and 160,000 warriors conducting a joint amphibious and airborne invasion. To put it in perspective, if you took all of the American servicemen & women in both Iraq & Afghanistan, you would still be short for the invasion.
D-Day includes some of the most famous areas known today that took place within a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The Invasion Fleet was made from eight different navies, including 6,939 vessels: 1,213 warships, 4,126 transport vessels (landing ships and landing craft), and 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels. Now that’s an invasion!
It was the big push in WWI consisting of the US, UK, Canada, France , Poland Norway, Australia, New Zealand against…..Germany.
Total allied casualties (killed, wounded, missing, or captured) are estimated at approximately 10,000.
United States–6,603, of which 2,499 fatal.
Canada–1,074, of which 359 fatal.
The mold was broken after they made these warriors. All ages, countries, colors and sizes fought against Germany on D-day. Many of the young Americans don’t even know of it nonetheless could they tell you anything about it. America was a true super power then, united and taking on the evil of the world. Lest they be forgotten!
"I want to stick this knife into the heart of the meanest, dirtiest, filthiest Nazi.' – Allied paratrooper"