-Field Marshall Erwin Rommel - 22nd April 1944
"Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely"
General Dwight Eisenhower - 6th June 1944
American soldiers march through a British town to their embarkation vehicles
QUOTESAmerican paratroopers sit grimly on a plane to parachute into France
"At the present time, it is still too early to say whether this is a large-scale diversionary attack or the main effort"
German C-in-C West - Morning Report for the 6th June 1944
These guys are the first batch to disembark on Omaha beach. No wonder they are tensed up.
These US soldiers are tense too.
The Canadians prepare to disembark
American soldiers land on Omaha Beach
These British troops are having a rough time. Many were injured. Or dead.
The Britishers are tensed up as they wait for further orders after landing on the Normandy beach.
QUOTESGermans who were captured.
"In spite of intense efforts, the moment has drawn near when this front, already so heavily strained, will break. I consider it my duty to bring these conclusions to your notice,...my fuhrer."
Field Marshal Gunther von Kluge - C-in-C West - July 1944