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50 facts and figures about D-Day

Stacker Logo By Andrew Lisa of Stacker | Slide 2 of 51: Although it’s based in mythology, the Greek siege of ancient Troy is probably the most famous and romanticized amphibious assault in history. The Normandy invasion, however, was very real, and it was the largest water-borne attack ever to take place on any shoreline anywhere at any time. [Pictured: Robert Sargent’s iconic D-Day photograph “Into the Jaws of Death.”]

It was the largest amphibious assault in history

Although it’s based in mythology, the Greek siege of ancient Troy is probably the most famous and romanticized amphibious assault in history. The Normandy invasion, however, was very real, and it was the largest water-borne attack ever to take place on any shoreline anywhere at any time.

[Pictured: Robert Sargent’s iconic D-Day photograph “Into the Jaws of Death.”]

© Walter Rosenblum/U.S. Army Signal Corps/Galerie Bilderwelt // Getty Images

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