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06/06/1944 D-Day invasion in Normandy

Over 156,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers landed on the French beaches, where they met with defiance of German forces across 50 miles of French coast. The Battle, called D-day or or the Invasion of Normandy, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Operations 

  • Deception plans 

  • Weather 

  • German order of battle 

  • Atlantic Wall 

  • Armoured reserves 

  • Allied order of battle 

  • Coordination with the French Resistance 

  • Naval activity 

  • Bombardment 

  • Airborne operations 

  • Beach landings 

  • Aftermath 

  • War memorials and tourism 

  • In popular culture