D-Day World War Two

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D-Day - Operation Overlord

On the 6th of June 6,500 vessels landed over 130,000 men of five of Normandy's beaches, these beaches were code named: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. While this happened 12,000 air craft ensured air space security, they bombed German defences and provided cover.

On Utah beach 23,000 troops were landed at the cost of 197 casualties, however Omaha beach the landing was significantly harder, meeting




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