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D-Day: A Soldier’s Experience Nicholas Mercer. EXTRA EXTRA ALLIES INVADE NORMANDY. June 6, 1944. At 12:01 A.M. American 101 st and 82 nd Airborne jump into Normandy … Things quickly went wrong. Fighting Fiercely. However, through steadfast resolve and determination …

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d day a soldier s experience nicholas mercer
D-Day: A Soldier’s Experience Nicholas Mercer


june 6 1944
June 6, 1944
  • At 12:01 A.M. American 101st and 82nd Airborne jump into Normandy …

Things quickly went wrong.

fighting fiercely
Fighting Fiercely

However, through steadfast resolve and determination …

The paratroopers were able to reach their destinations.

just before dawn
Just before Dawn

With 14,000 sorties and and thousands of Allied ships the beaches get blasted with an arsenal of weaponry.

However, the bombardment was ineffective.

0600 hours
0600 Hours

The beaches of Normandy get invaded with U.S., British and Canadian Troops …

This is only the beginning.

fierce battle
Fierce Battle

Through hard fighting and individual resolve, the Allies were able to make their way onto the beaches …

It would take many more hours.

german losses
German Losses

There were many German losses as well …

Allowing the Allies to have victory.

allies prove victorious
Allies prove Victorious

The Allies were able to capture the Beach head of Normandy.

However, it cost the Allies many casualties.

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the heroes
The Heroes

Honor our fallen soldiers …

They are the ones who have ensured our freedom.


Colonel C.P. Stacey, The Victory Campaign (Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Volume III).


Ambrose, Stephen E. D-Day The Climactic Battle of World War II. New York, New York:Touchstone, 1994.