Assault troops approach Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. [LCID: sc078]
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The D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, marked the launch of Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was the code name for the invasion of Normandy. The Normandy Campaign proved to be one of the most important Allied military operations of World War II. It was key to the western Allies’ victory over Germany. By the end of June, more than 850,000 Allied troops had come ashore on the beaches of Normandy.

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