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D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.
The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 — the day of the Normandy landings— initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.
Omaha Beach June 6th 1944
A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties. Uploaded by Christoph Braun @WikiPedia
Saving Private Ryan – Omaha Beach Scene
—WARNING——GRAPHIC IMAGES / SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH