The beginning of the end: D-Day by the Numbers

Francis Lanzano Contributor
The beginning of the end: D-Day by the Numbers
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June 6, 2019, will mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy that was the beginning of the end to World War II in Europe. The 75th anniversary will be commemorated in France, as well as at war memorials and cemeteries in the United States, England, and Canada. This year may be the last major anniversary that D-Day veterans will be alive to see. It was one of the most paramount days of the entire 20th century, the signifying tipping point of WWII that defined the future of the world we know today.

Infographic: D-Day 75 Years On: Some Key Numbers  | Statista

Map Source: Statista. Photo: Ray’s Rock, Smithsonian