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Military History Online - D-Day June 6, 1944

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D-Day: Normandy, France June 6, 1944
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Contains Information on most of the major battles that occured during D-Day.

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Normandy Invasion, June 1944

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D-Day, a historical overview and special image selection, photographs, on the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, provides links to additional views, information, on this subject, US Navy Normandy, U.S. Navy.
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This website has a small summary of the Normandy Invasion and a large selection of pictures to browse.

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D-Day

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Explore the history of D-Day, the momentous invasion of Normandy, France, by the Allies during World War II, which was the largest amphibious assault in history.
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This website has some details about D-Day and the Normandy Invasion. It also contains videos about WWII and the Normandy Invasion.

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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:11 AM

Fantastic History Channel site for gathering data, watching videos, and just learning in particular.

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Normandy landings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (D-Day), beginning at 6:30 am British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual landing, which was dependent on final approval.

The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing[4] of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France starting at 6:30 am. Surprise was achieved thanks to inclement weather and a comprehensive deception plan implemented in the months before the landings, Operation Bodyguard, to distract German attention from the possibility of landings in Normandy. A key success was to convince Adolf Hitler that the landings would actually occur to the north at the Pas-de-Calais. There were also decoy operations taking place simultaneously with the landings under the codenames Operation Glimmer and Operation Taxable to distract the German forces from the real landing areas.[5]

Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces was General Dwight Eisenhower while overall command of ground forces (21st Army Group) was given to General Bernard Montgomery. The operation, planned by a team under Lieutenant-General Frederick Morgan, was the largest amphibious invasion in world history and was executed by land, sea and air elements under direct British command with over 160,000[6] soldiers landing on 6 June 1944: 73,000 Americans, 61,715 British and 21,400 Canadians.[7] 195,700[8] Allied naval and merchant navy personnel in over 5,000[6] ships were also involved. The invasion required the transport of soldiers and materiel from the United Kingdom by troop-laden aircraft and ships, the assault landings, air support, naval interdiction of the English Channel and naval fire-support. The landings took place along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

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Normandy

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Contains a large amount of information about the Normandy Invasion and WWII.

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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:10 AM

A wonderful site for background and quick history notes on the Invasion at Normandy.