‘Operation Overlord’ commonly referred to as ‘D-Day’, is the invasion that took place on June 6, 1944, and was the culmination of years of Allied planning to assault occupied Europe. The combined military land, air and sea forces of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada included over 150,000 ground combat troops who landed on 5 designated beaches. Thus began the drive that would lead to the final defeat of NAZI Germany on May 8, 1945.This lecture to highlight the strategic and tactical military, political, and technological developments that ensured the success of invasion.
Presented by Robert Stead
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