Today marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, which still to this day counts as one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.
On June 6th 1944 over 160,000 Allied troops landed on a 50-mile strip of German fortified beach in Normandy, France. The resources put foward for the assault includied over 5,000 ships and 13,000 support aircraft but the loss of life is more stunning than the military machinery put into play. Over 9,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers were killed or wounded. The Battle of Normany would last from June to August 1944, an entire summer, which resulted in the liberation of Western Europoe. Approximately one year later (May 8th 1945) Nazy Germany surrendered.