USA launching an invasion of Sicily | July – September 1943 | World War II

Oct 17, 2023 | Environmental, People, Videos

The Allied Forces had been victorious in North Africa and were now turning their attention to Europe. General Montgomery, the British commander in chief affectionately known as “Monty”, was chosen to lead the invasion of Sicily in 1943. Despite initial success, it became a major campaign as German forces managed to wrestle control of Rome after Italy’s surrender.

However, this didn’t stop the Allies from pushing forward with their plans for an invasion of Northern France. The plan was called Operation Overlord and would be one of the most daring and complex military operations ever launched. It involved hundreds of thousands of men from Britain, America, Canada, Poland and other countries. On June 6th 1944 – ‘D-Day’ – over 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches and began their mission to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation.

The liberation of Europe was a significant moment in history and it is still remembered today. Those who lived through it have vivid memories that are shared in documentaries like “D-Day: The True Story”. This powerful documentary takes viewers through every step of the operation – from planning to execution – with detailed accounts by those who were there and archival footage that brings it all together. If you’re looking for an informative yet inspiring account of this incredible event, make sure to watch “D-Day: The True Story”.

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