Allied D-Day Landings of WWII, June 1944

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 22 May 2024
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The Allied D-Day landings (D-Day is a military term used to designate the day on which a combat operation is scheduled to begin), which took place on June 6, 1944, marked the largest seaborne invasion in history and a pivotal moment in the Second World War. The invasion aimed to establish a foothold for the Allied forces on the continent and liberate German-occupied Western Europe. Allied troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other nations stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in a coordinated assault across five landing zones: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Despite facing heavily fortified coastal defenses and fierce resistance from German forces, the Allied troops managed to establish beachheads and push inland. The successful D-Day landings paved the way for the liberation of France and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, marking an important turning point in the war.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2024, May 22). Allied D-Day Landings of WWII, June 1944. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18983/allied-d-day-landings-of-wwii-june-1944/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Allied D-Day Landings of WWII, June 1944." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18983/allied-d-day-landings-of-wwii-june-1944/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Allied D-Day Landings of WWII, June 1944." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2024. Web. 12 Jun 2024.

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