By Staff, June 6, 2023
After years of preparation, the Western Allies, on June 6, 1945, 78 years ago, began the largest amphibious invasion in history. It firmly established the European WWll Western front in France, a massive multi-national effort leading to the defeat of Nazi Germany, in cooperation with the Soviets, moving in from the east. It ended up with the US becoming the most powerful nation in the world.
The end of this hot war marked the beginning of the Cold War of NATO nations vs the Warsaw pact- the Soviet Union and its satellite nations. It lasted until the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, followed by its satellite states.