Graph of the Day for June 6, 2010

"The free men of the world are marching together to victory.  I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.  We will accept nothing less than full victory.  Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."  Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day Speech, 1944.


Source:  BBC.


Hoven's Index for June 6, 2010


Number of Allied fatalities on D-Day:  up to 4,400

Number of Allied dead or wounded:  9,000

Number who made it ashore:  100,000

Number of Allied sea vessels in the English Channel:  5,000

Number of planes dropping bombs before invasion:  300

Number of bombs dropped:  13,000

Captured Germans sent to American POW camps per month for next 6 months:  30,000

Sources:  PBS and BBC.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"The free men of the world are marching together to victory.  I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.  We will accept nothing less than full victory.  Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."  Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day Speech, 1944.


Source:  BBC.


Hoven's Index for June 6, 2010


Number of Allied fatalities on D-Day:  up to 4,400

Number of Allied dead or wounded:  9,000

Number who made it ashore:  100,000

Number of Allied sea vessels in the English Channel:  5,000

Number of planes dropping bombs before invasion:  300

Number of bombs dropped:  13,000

Captured Germans sent to American POW camps per month for next 6 months:  30,000

Sources:  PBS and BBC.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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