Normandy landings

Explore the heroic tales and historic significance of the Normandy Landings. Discover the bravery and sacrifices of those who fought for freedom on the beaches of France.
June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, the liberation of occupied Europe.  75 years ago on June 6th, 1944 more than 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of Normandy’s beaches in northern France along with nearly 5,000 landings and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers. The coastline […] Instagram, Granada, History, Walking, Historical Photos, Normandy Landings, D Day Landings, Paris Skyline, American Soldiers

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, the liberation of occupied Europe. 75 years ago on June 6th, 1944 more than 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of Normandy’s beaches in northern France along with nearly 5,000 landings and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers. The coastline […]

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​It had been raining for much of the day and the air was still damp when Wally Parr, 21, clambered into the glider that would take him to Normandy. It was 10.35pm on 5th June 1944, and Parr’s nerves were on edge – with good reason. He had been selected for an audacious airborne operation that was to take place some six hours before the D-Day beach landings in Normandy.

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