River Cruises Will Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers descended upon a 50-mile stretch of coastline in Normandy, France, during “Operation Overlord,” which later became known simply as D-Day. The invasion, which was the largest amphibious attack in history, helped lead to the liberation of Nazi-occupied France—and, ultimately, to the end of World War II.
The 80th anniversary of this pivotal moment in world history is coming up next summer, in June 2024. To help commemorate this milestone and honor the estimated 10,000 Allied troops who lost their lives on D-Day, several travel companies are offering river cruises for those interested in learning about the event, reports Travel Weekly’s Nicole Edenedo.
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