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Fighting Them on the Beaches tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organized seaborne invasions in the history of warfare – the Allied Landings of June 6, 1944: D-Day.

As the parachutists and glider troops of the US and British airborne divisions went in on the night of June 5, Allied shipping began massing out in the Channel.

As down broke on June 6, waves of assault craft hit the Normandy beaches. British, American, Canadian, polish and Free French troops began to stream ashore to storm the defences of the Atlantic Wall in the teeth of overwhelming enemy firepower.

By midnight on D-Day 150,000 Allied troops were ashore and the process of consolidating the beachheads and pushing inland had begun.

Out of 43,250 men to hit Omaha 3,000 were killed with 1,200 Germans killed. Gold saw 24,970 men hit the beach and 400 die, German casualties unknown. 21,400 hit Juno on D-Day and saw 1,079 Casualties, again unknown German casualties. 28,845 men and about 223 tank hit Sword out of which the known casualties 683 men while the Germans are known to have lost six bombers. Utah where 32,000 men hit the beach that morning and suffered 200 casualties. The German casualties on Utah are unknown.


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