Wednesday is the anniversary of one of the turning points in World War II.
On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, Allied forces stormed French beach landings to seize control of the area from occupying Germans.
— US Department of the Interior (@Interior) June 6, 2018
More than 4,400 Allied troops died in the operation.
The storming of the beach was dramatized in films including "The Longest Day" and "Saving Private Ryan."