The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landings on Tuesday 6 June 1944 in World War II.
The landing started on the so-called D-Day. It was by the Allies of World War II: the U.S.A., British, Canadian, Australian and other forces. The whole event was codenamed "Operation Overlord". It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. After landing, the Allied forces began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control. Operation Overlord began the Allied victory on the Western Front.
German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Normandy Invasion at the US Army Center of Military History
- Neptune Operations Plan
- Naval details for Overlord at Naval-History.Net
- Documents on D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy at the Eisenhower Presidential Center