June 6 1944 – Allies land in Normandy on D-Day

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June 6 1944 – Allies land in Normandy on D-DayRate this post On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in a heavily-guarded France to fight Nazi Germany during World War II. To embark on one of the largest Allied operations, codenamed Operation Overlord, over 156,000 British, Canadian, and USA troops landed on a 50-mile long coastal stretch. June 6, the day of the Normandy landings (officially referred to as Operation Neptune) was called D-Day by the Allies leading to the popular use of the term. Over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts dropped troops along the French coast to embark on a march across Europe into […]