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First day of the Allied invasion of France in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II

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Normandy landings: First day of the Allied invasion of France in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.


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