National Archives and Records Administration/Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's face was grim but composed as he read a short message to the assembled group of reporters on the morning of June 7, 1944.

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Photo via U.S. Coast Guard

Today marks the anniversary of Operation Overlord, commonly referred to as D-Day. A major operation during World War II, and the largest seaborne invasion in history, it marked the turning point in the fight against Axis powers in Europe.

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