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World War II & the D-Day Invasion

Allied troops landing on D-Day

Allied troops landing on D-Day

Washington, DC
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Historian Craig Symonds describes the logistics and strategies behind Operation Neptune, the plan responsible for the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops attacked along a 50-mile stretch of Normandy beaches defended by German forces.

Updated: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:30pm (ET)

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