The Normandy Landings on June 6 1944, also known as D-Day, saw 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French troops begin an airborne assault shortly after midnight.
This was followed by the war’s biggest ever amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions at 6:30 AM with 160,000 troops.
The secret mission of the two five-man crews submerged in their tiny crafts had remained virtually unknown until now.
The men could not stand in the tiny submarines, which relied on battery-power when under the water.
They sat just under the noses of the German defenses reporting enemy troop movement and info for the Allied landings. Using light beacons across the waters they guide the Allied landing craft away from a jagged rock formations just off the shore of the landing site code named Sword. Bravo Zulu to those unsung heroes of the Royal Naval Submarine Service. Celebrate June 6th 1944, it was the beginning of the end of Hitler’s war
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