Seriously?NickA wrote: ↑26 Jan 2022 17:50"The United States and Britain both landed approximately 54,000 troops. Canada landed 21,400 troops. ... The estimated number of allied deaths during the 24-hour period known as D-Day is roughly 4,414 (2,501 Americans and 1,913 Allies)."daveshoup2MD wrote: ↑17 Jan 2022 21:50Nick - interesting choice of a map; from: https://www.historyvshollywood.com/reel ... vate-ryan/ including the British 6th Airborne but not the US 82nd and 101st airborne divisions... from your source:
I didn't realise that diagram was controversial or from a dubious source.This diagram from Shutterstock:
I can report that the "Poles lost more than 500 men" according to https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 41762.html and elsewhere I hear that a Polish Division landed, Polish aircraft flew air support, Polish ships supported the assault on the beaches. I believe at least some of their dead are recognised on the memorials.
But other actual casualties seem to be something of a mystery - how about the thousands of our French allies who gave their lives to free their country from the Nazi heel - did nobody bother to count their dead? I hear there is no mention of them at the memorials in Normandy.
The estimated number of allied deaths during the 24-hour period known as D-Day is roughly 4,414 (2,501 Americans and 1,913 Allies)
The statement is about Allied casualties on the DAY of the landing. The Polish and French divisions committed to the OVERLORD force did not come ashore until days later. There was a small French commando unit - roughly an understrength company - and no Polish ground forces committed the day of the assault.