It was 67 years ago, today. More 160,00 Allied troops, backed by over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft mounted an assault on the Beaches of Normandy and the military might of Nazi Germany. It was the largest amphibious assault in history.  Troops from The U.S., Canada, The U.K., Free France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway and an armored division from poland prticipated.  The invading forces sustained heavy losses, over 9,000 killed or wounded. The invasion nearly had to be abandoned, and was ultimately delayed one day because of unfavorable weather conditions.


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