The Allied invasion of Normandy, France was known as Operation Overlord. The Supreme Allied Commander was General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower and the Allied powers spent months planning this elaborate and incredibly significant invasion.
D-Day was a well-planned & choreographed effort by the Allied Powers. The amphibious assault on the Germans was carried out by soldiers from UK, US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland.
D-Day occurred on the morning of June 6th, 1944. The invasion occurred almost five years into the war and became one of the key turning points on the road towards German defeat.
Where Were The Landing Sites For The Allied Invasion?
Why Did The D-Day Invasion Take Place?
Operation Overlord consisted of the largest amphibious invasion in world history. This invasion was spread across five beach heads named Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
D-Day was the beginning of a wide-ranged, systematic effort to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Although the Allied powers had been fighting the Axis since 1939, this successful invasion is seen by many as the beginning of the end for the Axis powers.