Today is the 65th Anniversary of D-Day.
One of the greatest battle in the history of World War II.
Operation Overlord was the codename for invasion of Europe by Allied forces.
It is the largest and greatest seaborne invasion ever assembly.
The invasion fleet, from 8 different navies, comprising 6,939 vessels :
1,213 warships, 4,126 transport vessels, 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels.
The invasion began with an large overnight airborne invasion inland by
23,000 mens from US 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions and British 6th Airborne Division,
follow by massive air and naval bombardments.
Battleships and cruisers provide heavy shore bombardment and full fire support
beyond the suppression of shore defenses overlooking landing beaches
and support to break up enemy concentrations as Allies troops moved inland.
By 06 June, 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel.
By 11 June, 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies landed in normandy beaches.
By 30 June, 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies landed in normandy beaches.
By 04 July, 1,000,0000 men had been landed.
By 31 Aug, 3,000,000 men had been landed.
By the end of the Normandy campaign, losses have been high for Allies sides.
The Allies lost around 209,672 casualties from June 6 to the end of August, around 10 % of the forces landed in France.
4,101 aircrafts were lost and 4,000 tanks were destroyed.
The discussion is : Can the Germans possible to stop the invasion ?
If given any other mean of possibilties of deployment, reinforcement, tactics and decision making by German leadership.
Allies and Germany's Fortress Europe
The Invasion 06 June 1944
Advancing Inand 12 June 1944
P.S. Correct me if any of the above information is wrong.
Purely military discussion only.