D-Day

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D-Day was the first day of Operation Overlord, the Allied attack on German-occupied Western Europe, which began on the beaches of Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. Primarily US, British, and Canadian troops, with naval and air support, attacked five beaches, landing some 135,000 men in a day widely considered to have changed history.

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  • 6 Jun 1944
    D-Day Normandy landings when the Allies began to push Germany from occupied Western Europe.
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