D Day

* Word Origin and Definition

The term D-Day called in English the date of military operations. A similar German word is Tag X or a French jour J. In many languages, the term is now specifically for the 6[th] June 1944 as the beginning of the Allied landings in Normandy in World War II.

The shortcut D-Day (as well as H-Hour or X-Day) denotes the time of a major military operation without knowing anything about contents, place or time. D-Day is called in English also as a shortcut for Day Day, Decision Day, Delivery Day, Deliverance Day, Doomsday or Debarkation day, but the origin of the name is not secured.

An alternative explanation is also that D and H are simply repetitions of ...

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St. Mihiel Salient."

Today in the normal language usage D-Day is only used for the Allied invasion in Normandy, because there died so much people and to make sure that this day will never be forgot.

The soldiers called the D-Day often "The longest Day", because of the cruelty the day seemed to be endless.

2. Operation Overlord

The Operation Overlord was an operation by the Western Allies during the Second World War, which aimed to push back the German occupiers from northern France, and building there a solid base. The operation included the invasion of Normandy codenamed Operation Neptune and a few following operations. Operation Overlord took place from 6[th] June 1944, called D-Day, until 25[th] August 1944, when the Allies occupied the French capital at the end of the Battle of Paris.

To support the Red Army Josef Stalin had forced the Western Allies to create a second front. The Tehran Conference in November 1943 decided landings in northern and southern ...

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"Kessel von Falaise" where they destroyed several German armies. At 25th August the Allies marched to Paris, which was handed to them a day later (Battle of Paris).

3. Operation Neptune

The Operation Neptune was a part of the codenamed Operation Overlord, the Allied landings in Normandy in World War II. Neptune was the attack on the German fortifications in Normandy and the establishment of a solid base. The Operation Neptune began with the first major exercise operations in January 1944 and ended in the Allied landings in Normandy on 6[th] June 1944 D-Day. The end of the operation can be dated on 30[th] June 1944. The parent Operation Overlord ended on 19 August 1944, when ...

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