Sword Beach


D-Day map

Belligerents
 United Kingdom
 Free French Forces
 Germany
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom John Crocker
United Kingdom Thomas Rennie
Nazi Germany Wilhelm Richter
Nazi Germany Edgar Feuchtinger
Strength
28,845 men[2]
At least 223 tanks[3]
Eight infantry companies of the 716th Infantry Division[nb 1]
Up to 9,790 men of the 21st Panzer Division[nb 2]
124127 tanks[9][10]
40 Assault guns[9]
Casualties and losses
At least 683 casualties[nb 3] Unknown casualties
54[10]~40 tanks[nb 4]
Six bombers[14]
(Wikipedia)

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