Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held France on the beaches of Normandy. Remember the courage of these men through these pictures.
Operation Neptune was part of the larger Operation Overlord. The belligerents included the Allied forces, consisting of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Free France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland, against Nazi Germany.
By late August, all of Nazi-occupied northern France had been liberated from Nazis thanks to Operation Overlord, which started with D-Day. In military terminology, “D-Day” is the day on which any given combat operation begins. Therefore there has been more than one D-Day throughout history, but “Operation Overlord” is the most famous of these. The “D” in “D-Day” does not stand for anything.
D-Day was also a turning point in the war, as it led to the total defeat of Adolf Hitler and his regime.
Continue on to see learn more about these remarkable, historical photos: