6th June, 1944 saw approximately 160,000 Allied Troops landing on a 50-mile stretch of heavily-equipped French coastline, ready to fight the Nazi Germany in Normandy beaches, France (Boyer 1). In this invasion, there were over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts which were deployed. This caused more than 9,000 deaths and injuries to the Allied Soldiers. However, the soldiers were too many and more than 100,000 soldiers began marching to Europe to defeat Hitler’s reign (Badsey 30).
This operation was spelled as the beginning of the termination of Nazi’s domination over Europe and the Third Reich. Such factors were attributed by Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister) who proposed continuity of the Nazi attacks (Ambrose 19).
The D-Day was accredited by three different perspectives. The three unique perspectives included the Eldert collection, the LST (Landing Ship Tank) at Fort Knox and Patton on D-Day (Ambrose 20). William Eldert was among the men who served with the 658th Tank Destroyer Battalion, and he also worked in the Pacific Theater. He spent most of his service while living in the LST. His collection included clothing, Misc. Items, medals, badges, dog tags, bags, weapons, currency, pamphlets, booklets, photos, personal correspondences and memory books among other items (Ambrose 21).
The second exceptional perspective was the LST building at Fort Knox. This building is identified as a one of a kind building. The building was closely associated with the development of the landing ship (LST). This large ship enabled the Allies to land their weapons on the Normandy beaches where the operation took place (Badsey 37). The British had designed this LCT (Landing Craft Tank) in 1940 to carry six tanks. However, they needed a much larger vessel which was able to carry more tanks and armory equipments for the operation.