OPERATION OVERLORD

 

130,000 allied soldiers travelled by ship from the UK to the Normandy coast on the 6th of June 1944. A total of 325,000  (83,000 British and Canadian) Allied Soldiers, 157,66 Aircraft and 7000 vessels were involved.

Casualties on the first day amounted to 10.000 Allied forces, The french suffered 34,000 civillian casualties in the build up to D-Day.

Allied forces landed on Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword.

As part of the D-Day landings 2240 SAS Troops were deployed across the French coastline trusted with diverting attention from the real invasion areas.

Here are some more Facts:

The British Landed 24,970 Troops on Gold and 28, 845 on Sword

425,000 Allied and German Troops were Killed

209,000 Allied Casualties

37,000 Killed in Action

16,714 Allied Air Forces Casualties

TODAY WE COMMEMORATE THEM

ROWING FOR THE FEARLESS

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