The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.
The landings took place in 1944, commencing on 6 June. First the area was checked by minesweepers, they were followed by submarines and then three British battleships. The landing took place across numerous beaches along the coast. Nine-thousand allied troops were dead or wounded by the time the fighting ended. (PROSE: The Taint)