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D-Day: The Allies Land on Normandy Beaches (1944) Options
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D-Day: The Allies Land on Normandy Beaches (1944)

The Battle of Normandy during World War II was fought between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allied armies. More than 156,000 troops crossed the English Channel during the initial invasion, which remains the largest amphibious landing in history. The campaign continued for more than two months and concluded with the liberation of Paris. Of the Allies' five landing points, Omaha Beach proved to be the most deadly. How many troops were killed there that day? More...
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Of the 16 tanks that landed upon the shores of Omaha Beach only two survived the landing. American casualties at Omaha on D-Day numbered around 5,000 out of 50,000 men, most in the first few hours.
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Omaha Beach was arguably as big a turning point in the war as the dropping of the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Both devastating events, beyond words...
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The Allied casualties figures for D-Day have generally been estimated at 10,000, including 2,500 dead. Broken down by nationality, the usual D-Day casualty figures are approximately 2,,700 British, 946 Canadians, and 6,603 Americans. However recent painstaking research by the US National D-Day Memorial Foundation has achieved a more accurate - and much higher - figure for the Allied personnel who were killed on D-Day.

Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9,386 American, 17,769 British, 5,002 Canadian and 650 Poles.

http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-day/d-day-and-the-battle-of-normandy-your-questions-answered
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Now that most of the land is claimed in the world, people are starting to realize that there is no need for war.
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of course there is no need for war, but unfortunately, it isn't always about gaining an extra few acres.



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