Stunning photos from D-Day give glimpse into historic World War II invasion 78 years ago

Within the midst of World Conflict II on June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the seashores of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France

D-Day started the assault part (codenamed Operation Neptune) of the broader Allied invasion of northwest Europe led by Gen. Dwight D

National D-Day Memorial Foundation estimates that there have been over 4,000 Allied deaths and between 4,000 and 9,000 German losses on D-Day.

The precise variety of folks killed within the combating is unknown, however analysis by the U.S

Greater than 156,000 troops, notably from america, Britain and Canada, confronted Nazi forces on D-Day eternally reshaping the conflict, in accordance with the Division of Protection.

Allied and German troopers died through the full Battle at Normandy and round 20,000 French civilians have been reportedly killed within the bombings.