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160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” During this event, more than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.