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The Normandy Landings


The Normandy Landings
  • Code-named Operation Neptune
  • Allies selected Normandy because it provided the best access to France's interior
  • Assault began after midnight on June 6, 1944
  • Operation involved 160,000 Allied troops, 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft
  • Allied casualties of June 6, 1944, estimated at 10,000 killed, wounded and missing in action
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