Normandy Landings
   Normandy, a region in northern France, was the location of “Operation Overlord,” the Allied D-Day landings that began the invasion of Europe on 6 June 1944. More than 150,000 troops (57,000 of them U.S. troops) landed in several locations, code-named Gold Beach (British), Juno Beach (British), Omaha Beach (U.S.), Sword Beach (Canadian), Utah Beach (U.S.), and Pointe du Hoc west of Omaha Beach (U.S.). Despite heavy casualties, the landings were successful.

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  • Normandy Landings — Normandy Landings, the the arrival of the ↑Allies on the coast of Normandy in 1944, when they began to force German soldiers to leave France. The day on which they landed, 6 June 1944, is called ↑D Day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Normandy landings — the military operation, beginning on 6 June 1944 ( D Day) during which large numbers of British, US and Canadian soldiers landed in Normandy in northern France, and began the campaign to drive the Germans out of France. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Normandy Landings — UK [ˌnɔːrməndɪ ˈlændɪŋz] / US [ˌnɔrməndɪ ˈlændɪŋz] the time during the Second World War when soldiers from Britain, America, and other Allied countries arrived in Normandy in northern France to try to make the German army leave France. The day on …   English dictionary

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