D-Day Landings

 From the desk of The Castle Lady…
 
     In 1944 ( before many of you were even born) on this date U.S. Allied Forces stormed the shores of Normandy in what had been a long-planned invasion of German-occupied France. It was known to the troops as Operation Overlord. Parachutists were dropped near St. Mere Eglise and Pegasus Bridge and seaborne assaults were made along a string of code-named beaches- respectively they were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. These beaches are still referred to by their given code names. In addition there are American cemeteries at La Cambe, Ranville and St. Laurent-sur-Mer. There are also war museums at Caen, Cherbourg, Bayeux and St. Mere Eglise which gives information concerning the memoriam. British and Canadian troops are also a part of this heritage. The losses totaled more than 10,000 men. God bless all those who fought and died for what they believed in.
 
The Castle Lady believes in you !  
 
 

Click here to see the map showing the assault on the beaches of Normandy !

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