• September 24, 2022

[WATCH] Rare Footage Of The Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-day, (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landings operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied Invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War 2.. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front.

SWORD beach - 6 Jun 1944. This image is taken from a Royal Air Force Mustang aircraft of II (Army Cooperation) Squadron. II Sqn is equipped today with the Tornado GR4. A single aircraft carrying the RAPTOR imaging pod or the Litening III targeting pod can now in a single mission collect imagery that would have taken many flights in 1944. The aircraft can also send live imagery to ground forces or for further analysis by the specialist intelligence personnel of the Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing at RAF Marham.
SWORD beach – 6 Jun 1944. This image is taken from a Royal Air Force Mustang aircraft of II (Army Cooperation) Squadron.
II Sqn is equipped today with the Tornado GR4. A single aircraft carrying the RAPTOR imaging pod or the Litening III targeting pod can now in a single mission collect imagery that would have taken many flights in 1944. The aircraft can also send live imagery to ground forces or for further analysis by the specialist intelligence personnel of the Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing at RAF Marham.

In newly released photos, we are finally able to see how big the operation truly was. These young American’s stormed the shores of Normandy in the name of freedom! They may be gone now, all aging, and passing away, but the memory of “The Greatest Generation.” Will never be forgotten. We must continue to honor these men, without their sacrifice, I would not be sitting here, writing this article…

Daily Mail:

The extent of D-Day chaos has been revealed in these newly released photographs taken from the RAF reconnaissance planes that flew over the Normandy beaches as allied troops fought their way ashore.

Taken 1000 feet above the coastline of northern France on June 6, 1944, the dramatic black and white images capture the moment thousands of troops arrived on the beaches as part of the largest seaborne invasion force in history, and have been released to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

The rarely seen photographs show a number of small ships laden with troops ready to storm the coastline at Sword, Omaha, Juno, and Gold beaches, while larger naval vessels wait further back – providing much needed support to those engaged in the battle that would pave the way for victory over Nazi Germany the following year.

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