Synopsis by Sally Barber
On the morning of June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops stormed a five-mile section of French coastline known as Normandy. It was the largest amphibious attack in world history. The massive military maneuver became the turning point of World War II and led to the three-month battle which eventually freed France from Nazi control. D-Day: The Great Crusade provides a comprehensive account of the assault, code named Operation Overlord. Learn how this successful maneuver was planned and relive the unforgettable events of the day now known as "wartime's longest day."
battle [war], crusade, D-Day, war