Glossary Term – Event
Following the elaborate plans developed by Dwight Eisenhower of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Allied forces landed along fifty miles of the coastal beaches of Normandy, France. The landing was the largest amphibious invasion ever executed and included more than 160,000 troops. They were supported by more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft. Allied forces battled the Germans on the beaches of Normandy, taking 9,000 casualties. They pushed back the Germans to begin the march through Europe to Berlin.