What Militaries Were Involved in the D-Day Invasions During World War II?


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The Normandy landings, also known as D-Day, took place on June 6, 1944; military units from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada (Allied Forces) were the primary belligerent forces involves with this military engagement against German Nazi forces. Air, land and sea forces collaborated for this operation, which involved a formal landing on the shore in Normandy, France, from which ground forces, including tanks and other armored vehicles, were deployed. The Allied Forces presented a much larger fighting force than the Germans had stationed in the area, and combatants from the French Resistance, which fought back against German occupation of their country, joined in the fight.

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In addition to the beach assault, which began in the water and transitioned to land, airborne forces dropped bombs on the German military, making this operation a very thorough assault that the German forces could not withstand. The Allied Forces were victorious in the D-Day operations. At the time, D-Day constituted the largest sea and airborne assault in human history. The operation began on June 6, 1944, but it lasted for weeks, and casualties on both sides of the fight were heavy. With a decisive victory for the Allies, the Normandy Invasion is seen as "the beginning of the end" for Hitler and Germany.

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