June 6 marks the anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops attacked along a 50-mile stretch of Normandy beaches defended by German forces. Despite suffering more than 9,000 casualties, by day's end the Allies had gained a foothold in Normandy. Below are assorted clips from C-SPAN's archives that provide an overview and detail the varying stages of the invasion.
A film on the planning, execution and aftermath of the June 6, 1944, World War Two invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, that includes archival footage.