The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory
If I had to single out one moment of the struggle which represented the zenith of our national achievement, the finest of British endeavours in peace or war, then it must be the Normandy Landings, writes MAX HASTINGS.
The 21 Best Infographics of D-Day - Normandy Landings
On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe.Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy
'Port Winston' Mulberry harbour built off Normandy after D-Day to help the Allies win the war is uncovered on the seabed 69 years later
Scientists have found the remnants of Mulberry B, which helped the Allies to land troops, vehicles and equipment on French soil without having to capture a port first.
World War II -- Belgium
Belgium remained strictly neutral, but was invaded by the Germans for a second time (on May 10, 1940). The Germans struck at both the Netherlands and Belgium at the same time. It was the start of the long anticipated German offensive in the West. After a few months of the
D-DAY - BRITISH FORCES DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY 6 JUNE 1944
B 5096. Troops of 3rd Division on Queen beach Sword area 6 June 1944. On the left medics attend to wounded next to a disabled Churchill AVRE from 5th Assault Regiment Royal Engineers