by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/05/19, 12:26 pm
World leaders and World War II veterans gathered in Portsmouth, England, Wednesday to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Queen Elizabeth II presided over the event, the first of two days of anniversary commemorations, which included flyovers, dancers, and military bands. More than 150,000 Allied troops in 7,000 boats stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Codenamed “Operation Overlord,” the invasion began the liberation of France and led directly to the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945.