In order to open a second front and relieve pressure on the Soviet Union, the Allies had to breach the ‘Atlantic Wall’, a series of coastal defences designed to repel any seaborne invasion. A cross-channel attack was risky but with the outcome of the war hanging in the balance, Allied commanders knew they had to act decisively.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, The Royal Mint is delighted to present this special collector set. Comprising a commemorative silver Proof coin and a copy of D-Day Landings to The Liberation of Paris book, it offers a unique insight into the day itself and the ensuing Battle for Normandy, as we remember those who conceived and carried out the largest amphibious assault in military history.
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|Alloy||Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||THE LONGEST DAY|