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Normandy landings

landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy
(Redirected from D-Day)
The Normandy landings

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (called D-Day) of the Allied invasion (U.S.A. British Canadian forces) of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front.

German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

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