On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, ‚Äúwe will accept nothing less than full victory.‚Äù More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day‚Äôs end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler‚Äôs crack troops. ¬†(http://www.army.mil/d-day/)
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