Today in History - June 6th. 1944 - Start of Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, when the allied
troops launched a successful invasion of the German Occupied Western Europe.



Landing in Normandy 

This big operation started on June 6th. 1944 with the Normandy landings
(now known as D-Day).

In November 1943 the decision was taken to undertake a cross-channel
invasion.

Two important generals were appointed:

Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five star general of the American Army during
World War II, who became later president of the USA (1953 -1961)



Sir Bernard Montgomery, nicknamed "Monty' was a senior officer of the
British Army.



Source pictures: Wikipedia
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