NORMANDY – Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest invasion by air, land and sea in history.
On June 6, 1944, soldiers, planes and ships from the United States, Britain and Canada stormed the Nazi-occupied French beaches of Normandy.
The D-Day invasion, as it was soon called, is credited with changing the course of World War II as, less than a year after D-day, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies.
Thousands of Allied Soldiers died in the invasion. The battles of Normandy continued for roughly three more months until Allied Troops liberated Paris from Nazi control.