History Hour: D-Day: The Invasion of NormandyDerek Vorobok
Operation OVERLORD was the largest amphibious operation in military history. Often termed the “Great Crusade”, the Normandy Invasion was the long-anticipated Allied invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe. Over 160,000 Allied troops, 6,939 ships and landing vessels and 2,395 aircraft participated in the Normandy Invasion, which included airborne assault, amphibious assault and an elaborate deceptive operation that successfully hoodwinked the defending Germans. Even Hitler forewarned that a successful invasion of Nazi occupied Europe would commence the decisive campaign of the war in that theater. Partake in a commemorative presentation of the Normandy Invasion on the anniversary of the landings at the Homosassa Public Library on Tuesday, June 6th at 1:30 PM.
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