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10 Interesting Facts about D-Day

Saturday, October 22nd 2011. | Event


D-Day facts are interesting topics that we will discuss in this paper. D-Day is a military term used as a day of the attacks or military operations. The term D-Day is used because the day is not yet known or still secret.
D-Day is currently the most famous in history is dated June 6, 1944 – the date of commencement of the Battle of Normandy, when Allied forces plan to liberate Europe from Nazi rule during World War II Germany. Here are 10 interesting D-Day facts.

1. Invasion of Normandy (D-Day), which is the code name Operation Overlord, was a landing operation conducted by the Allied forces during World War II, on June 6, 1944.

Normandy Invasion

Normandy Invasion


2. Invasion of Normandy (D-day) until now is the largest sea invasion in history, with almost three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to France that was occupied by Nazi Germany.

3. The majority of combat units on D-Day invasion were the United States troops, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

4. Invasion of Normandy opened with a parachute and glider landings in the early morning, the sea air and artillery attacks, and amphibious landings morning, on June 6, D-Day.

5. Battle for control of Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to break through German lines and spread from coast Allies already controlled. The invasion ended with the liberation of Paris, and the fall of the Falaise pocket in late August 1944.

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Allied Forces


6. Great Britain, under Winston Churchill, wanted to avoid a direct attack as in World War I which will inevitably cause many casualties.

7. In the D-Day invasion, British troops liked to use covert tactics to help the rebels who occupied Germany, then to attack from the Mediterranean, to Vienna, then enters Germany from the south.

8. Approximately 6900 marine vehicles, including the 4100 Lander vehicle, used for the D-Day invasion, led by Admiral Bertram Ramsay.

9. In the D-Day invasion, 12,000 aircraft, including 1,000 paratroopers aircraft carrier, was under Air Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory. 10,000 tons of bombs will be dropped into the German defense, and aircraft will conduct 14 000 attack missions.

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Nazi


10. In 1942 and 1943, Germany considers that the possibility of the Allied attack from the west is very small. Preparations for the invasion just a building fortification that protects the main ports by Todt Organization. Some of the things above are the facts about D-Day, the Normandy battle between the allies against the German army.



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