tumblr_lkaig479W91qz9tkeo1_500 69 years ago today the men of the Allied forces embarked upon the colossal endeavor to re take France and Europe from German occupation. Over the course of Operation Overlord and its extended campaign there were a total of 226,386 Allied casualties, approx 80,000 men lost their lives to this noble cause. The photograph above shows No 4 Commando preparing for their part in Operation Neptune.