By the end of the first day, the Allies had suffered moderate losses of 2,500 men and 6,000 wounded, but General Montgomery reported "As a result of the D-day operations a foothold has been gained on the Continent of Europe" (Edwards 56). 160,000 Allied troops were able to land and prepare to push into Europe. This breach in the German defense was a turning point of the war. German troops were pulled from the eastern front to fight at Normandy. But, the Germans made a severe mistake in believing that the D-day invasion was just a distraction from another one that would take place (d-). As a direct result of D-day, the liberation of France would take place by August, and although many key battles such as the Battle of the Bulge would still have to be fought, within less than a year, the Germans would be surrendering and the war in Europe would be over ().
As is usually the case when an event of this sort takes place, the media is long on moralizing hypocrisy and short on political analysis. The New York Times took time out from its hysterical anti-Russian campaign to solidarize itself with Trump, stating: “President Trump said just the right thing after the attack on Wednesday: ‘We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country. We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace.’”