Invasion o Normandy

The Wastren Allies o Warld War II launched the lairgest amphibious invasion in history when thay assaultit Normandy, locatit on the northren coast o Fraunce, on 6 Juin 1944.

Invasion o Normandy
Pairt o Operation Overlord (Warld War II)
Into the Jaws of Death 23-0455M edit.jpg
Into the Jaws of Death bi Robert F. Sargent. Assault craft laund ane o the first waves at Omaha Beach. The U.S. Coast Guard caption identifies the unit as Company E, 16t Infantry, 1st Infantry Diveesion.
Date6 June 1944 – mid-July 1944
LocationNormandy, France
Coordinates: 49°20′N 0°34′W / 49.333°N 0.567°W / 49.333; -0.567
Result Allied victory


 Unitit Kinrick
 Unitit States
 Free Fraunce
Poland Poland
Belgium Free Belgian Forces
 New Zealand
Czechoslovakie Free Czechoslovak Forces


Commanders an leaders

Unitit States Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Supreme Allied Commander)
Unitit Kinrick Arthur Tedder (Deputy Supreme Allied Commander)
Unitit Kinrick Bernard Montgomery (21st Army Group, Grund Forces Commander in Chief)
Unitit Kinrick Trafford Leigh-Mallory (Air Commander in Chief)
Unitit Kinrick Bertram Ramsay (Naval Commander in Chief)

Unitit Kinrick Miles Dempsey (Breetish 2nt Airmy)

Unitit States Omar Bradley (U.S. 1st Airmy)
Nazi Germany Gerd von Rundstedt (Oberbefehlshaber West)
Nazi Germany Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe B)
Nazi Germany Friedrich Dollmann (7 Armeeoberkommando)
Nazi Germany Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (Panzer Group West)
1,332,000 (bi 24 Julie)[7] 380,000 (bi 23 Julie)[8]
Casualties an losses
bi 24 Julie:
≈120,000 casualties[7]
bi 24 Julie:
113,059 casualties[7]


  1. Beevor 2009, p. 76.
  2. Beevor 2009, p. 77.
  3. Beevor 2009, p. 82.
  4. Beevor 2009, p. 82 footnotes.
  5. Defence against a mass U-boat attack relied on "19 Group o [RAF] Coastal Command … [it] includit ane Czech, ane Pols, ane New Zealander, twa Australie an three Canadian squadrons. Even the RAF's ain 224 Squadron wis a mixed bag o naitionalities wi 137 Britons, fowerty-fower Canadians, thirty-three Anzacs, twa Americans, a Swiss, a Chilean, a Sooth African an a Brazilian" [1] "The D-Day air offensive wis anither [RAF] multinaitional operation. It includit five New Zealander, seiven Australie, twenty-aicht Canadian, ane Rhodesian, sax French, fowerteen Pols, three Czech, twa Belgian, twa Dutch an twa Norse squadrons" [2] At 05:37 the Norse destroyer Sevenner, ane o 37 destroyers in the Eastren Task Force, wis sunk bi a torpedo launched frae a German E-boat .[3] "In addeetion tae the Cruiser ORP Dragon, the Pols destroyers ORP Krakowiak an Slazak teuk pairt in beach support operations, while the destroyers OKP Blyskewica an Piorun war employed as pairt o the coverin force" [4]
  6. "Title: The Norwegian Navy in the Second World War". Resdal. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Tamelander, M, Zetterling, N (2004), Avgörandes Ögonblick: Invasionen i Normandie. Norstedts Förlag, p. 295
  8. Zetterling 2000, p. 32.

Citit soorcesEedit

  • Beevor, Antony (2009). D-Day:The Battle for Normandy (First ed.). London: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-670-88703-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Zetterling, Niklas (2000). Normandy 1944: German Military Organisation, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing. ISBN 0-921991-56-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link).