75th Anniversary of D-Day

Seventy-five years ago today, on June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers taking part in the D-Day invasion of World War II were encouraged by the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who stated:

The eyes of the world are upon you.

More than 160,000 Allied troops were supported by over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, fighting along the 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline in Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to the operation as a crusade, noting:

…we will accept nothing less than full victory.

Victory in this critical battle (codenamed Operation Overlord), in which more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, provided for a foothold in German-occupied Continental Europe, foreshadowing the subsequent defeat of Adolph Hitler’s troops.

Thank God!

Vintage President Eisenhower Stamps

Republican presidential stamps

Enjoy this photograph of my stamp collection featuring republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower, serving from 1953 to 1961. A variety of items are available in my gallery at Redbubble – apparel, cases & skins, wall art, home decor, bags and stationary.

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