[Movie] D-Day 72 years anniversary.

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The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front.

Planning for the operation began in 1943. In the months leading up to the invasion, the Allies conducted a substantial military deception, codenamed Operation Bodyguard, to mislead the Germans as to the date and location of the main Allied landings. The weather on D-Day was far from ideal, but postponing would have meant a delay of at least two weeks, as the invasion planners had requirements for the phase of the moon, the tides, and the time of day that meant only a few days in each month were deemed suitable. Adolf Hitler placed German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in command of German forces and of developing fortifications along the Atlantic Wall in anticipation of an Allied invasion.
Along with that Allied paratrooper invasion started about 6 hours before main forces landing and included 5 divisions at Utah beach:
VII Corps

4 Infantry Division

82 Airborne Division

90th Infantry Division

US 101st Airborne Division

So my suggestion for viewing the following movies:

The Longest Day (1962)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series 2001)-my fav :rolleyes:

Besides, I'm highly recommending everyone to join BloodBath event devoted to landing in Normandy on a road to The Great Crusade!