Some 156,000 Allied troops
landed on the five invasion beaches on June 6 1944, in an operation prime minister Winston Churchill described as: "Undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place.
10th Essex Regiment Great War Living History Group member Chris Barker at a Uefa football monument unveiling in Ploegsteert, Belgium, |marking the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce between German and Allied troops
during the First World War PICTURE BY STEVE PARSONS
900,000 Allied troops
entered the battlezone before the Germans realised Normandy was not a feint and finally sent reinforcements.
They have urged authorities to take other precautionary measures in the face of a series of attacks that so far have killed at least 51 allied troops
, mostly Americans.
Made up of mines, pillboxes, tank traps and the famous "Rommel's asparagus," the Atlantic Wall stretched more than 3,200 miles, presenting a formidable defense for the Allied troops
charged with executing the D-Day invasion.
The move is significant in the context of bids to make sure Afghanistan does not plunge into civil war in the wake of the phased withdrawal of allied troops
from the country beginning this July.
Stage one of the withdrawal strategy must be to move Allied troops
to cover those parts of the country occupied by 70% of the population who are hostile to the Pashtuns, and thereby hostile to the Taliban.
Several days of commemorations are taking place in the northern French port to celebrate the famous mission that rescued more than 300,000 Allied troops
stranded on the beaches in 1940.
He said extra Allied troops
offered an opportunity but said that the public's patience was running out.
We are waging a war of independence, he said while making it clear that our activities are against Afghanistan based US and its allied troops
would be continued.
Talking to a private TV channel, the former Ambassador said that after the killing of Baithullah Mehsud, the pressure would be mounted on the allied troops
to focus on Afghanistan instead of blaming Pakistans tribal areas for origin of all terror activities.
As a result, the Germans had fewer military resources in place along the Normandy beaches yet were nonetheless able to inflict heavy casualties on Allied troops
The decision was made in the wake of an incident in Jamrud Tehsil of Khyber Agency when several trailers and jeeps dispatched for allied troops
in Afghanistan were snatched by militants and later on, images of local Taliban riding these vehicles were splashed in media.
China and the Soviet Union backed the north, while almost half a million allied troops
, from Australia, the US, Canada and the UK - which lost 1,109 men and saw 2,674 wounded - died.
A Somali spokesman, Hussein Muhammad Hussein, blamed the violence on foreign terrorists Mar 31, saying that Al Qaeda had sent fighters to battle government and allied troops