Friday, June 6, 2014

D-Day Plus 70 Years

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces landed at the beaches of Normandy, starting the liberation of France and the western advance into Germany.  Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I recently visited the area, including parts of Utah and Omaha Beaches, and even the site of an artificial harbor built by the British.  There isn't much I can add, but I found a "Your Questions Answered" page at the British site D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery.  Here's one example:
Which Allied nations took part in the fighting?
The majority of troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the United Kingdom, Canada and the US. However, troops from many other countries participated in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, in all the different armed services: Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.
To learn more, click on the above link and browse around.

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