Riveting video about the Allied invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II that began the final efforts to defeat Germany with 160,000 Allied troops landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Normandy.
It was officially designated Operation Overlord by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who called it ... a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory".
Department of Defense Historic Documentary with footage from National Archives
Edit with widescreen conversion by USA Patriotism!