D-Day - 75 Years, Never Forgotten
Builth Wells remembers D-Day and the brave soldiers who lost their lives on its 75th Anniversary.
On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 soldiers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history, initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany.
It was estimated that there was nearly 12,000 Allied fatalities during the Normandy Landing. German casualties on D-Day, meanwhile, have been estimated to be between 4,000 and 9,000 killed, wounded or missing. The Allies also captured some 200,000 German prisoners of war.