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D-Day

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D-Day, in World War II, June 6, 1944, the day Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, thus launching the last major campaign in Western Europe, under the command of General Eisenhower. Over 5,000 ships were used, delivering some 90,000 troops, primarily British, U.S., and Canadian. Some 20,000 more were delivered by parachute and glider. By June 11 the forces had linked up in a solid front. The invasion, code-named Overlord, was one of the most complex feats of organization and supply in military history.

See also: World War II.

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