19 Fascinating Facts About the Invasion of Normandy

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On June 6, 1944 Allied troops boarded an armada of ships and crossed the English Channel to begin the monumental task of taking back control of continental Europe from Germany.

Here are 19 fascinating facts you may not have known about the Normandy invasion.

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While we refer to June 6 as “D-Day”, the invasion of western Europe by Allied forces was actually known as “Operation Overlord”. The landings at Normandy, which commenced the invasion, were called “Operation Neptune”.

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