In 1942 General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, had warned Germany
to, “Beware the fury of an aroused democracy.” On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies
mounted the largest amphibious assault in history and redeemed Eisenhower’s warning.
The invasion force consisted of more than 5,000 ships, 1,200 warships and 13,000
airplanes. Some 90,000 U.S., British, Canadian, and free French troops landed on the
beaches of Normandy while about 20,000 more came by parachute or glider. The
Invasion had been in preparation for a year. Over 55,000 brave American soldiers
stormed the beaches of Normandy, an appalling 2,700 Americans had took their last steps
of life defending their country, their world, and everything they stood for.
D-Day, planned by the Russians, Americans, and British insisted that the United
States help with the advancement on France (Atlantic front). British and Canadian forces