The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (called D-Day) of the Allied invasion (U.S.A. British Canadian forces) of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to 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