1944

WW2 War Diary for 1944

D-Day

US tank landing ships (LSTs) disgorge the fully panoply of Allied might onto the Normandy beaches.

War Diary of World War II for the year 1944 (January 1 – December 31).

D-Day – The invasion of Europe. Long criticized by Stalin for not relieving the pressure on Russia by invading northern Europe, Roosevelt and even Churchill, who favored peripheral campaigns, understood from the start that an invasion of France would ultimately be necessary to defeat Germany. Operation Overlord was in fact one of the most carefully planned and spectacularly successful military operations in history and its success finally decided WW2.

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