Tuesday, 21 October 2008

French Facts: Operation Overlord & The Invasion of Normandy


D-Day of WWII is the largest amphibious assault ever conducted, nearly 160,000 troops crossed the channel on June 6th, 1944 and more than 3 million troops where landed by the end of August.

Once the beachheads were secured, a three-week military buildup occurred on the beaches before Operation Cobra, the operation to break out from the Normandy beachhead began. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months and concluded with the close of the Falaise pocket, the subsequent liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944.

No prizes for guessing where we are going when we leave Dordogne on 30th November!

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