The D-Day Timeline

On 6 June 1944, the Normandy Landings began as part of Operation Overload. Thus began what has now become known as D-Day, heralding the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied France and a turning of the tide against Germany with military success.

Scroll through the timeline to take a look at key events leading up to D-Day, the exciting hours where the world waited to see if the secret plan would work and how we have memorialized this remarkable feat since.