Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Never had a larger, more powerful fleet (Operation Neptune) been assembled in the English channel to transport, supply, and protect the invasion force. The British and Canadian navies provided over 80 percent of the armada of well over a thousand warships, accompanied by almost six thousand supply vessels and landing craft. The sailors - nearly two hundred thousand - were more numerous than the troops who landed the first day.
- From The Second World Wars by Victor Davis Hanson
Added: Victor Davis Hanson's essay from 2016.
Update: It may take a while for the pictures to load, but these "then and now" photos from a 2014 copy of The Atlantic are extraordinary.
Posted by Michael Wade at 8:26 AM