Tag: Operation Overlord

D-Day 1943 – The Allies’ Original Plans to Invade France

(Originally published in MilitaryHistoryNow.com on June, 5, 2013)
SIXTY-NINE YEARS ago tomorrow (June 6, 1944), more than 150,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy coast. The early morning amphibious assault on Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall” was preceded by a staggering naval and air