10 Facts about D-Day

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If you want to know more about the Normandy Landing, check Facts about D-Day. People use a term D-Day to call the landing operations. They took place on 6th June 1944. Operation Neptune was the codename. During the Second World War, this operation took place. In 1943, the operation was planned.  Find out other interesting facts about D-Day below:

Facts about D-Day 1: Operation Bodyguard

Operation Bodyguard was conducted by the Allies months before the invasion took place so that the German would not know the location as well as the date of the primary Allied Landings.

Facts about D-Day 2: what about the weather during D-Day?

If you think that the weather during D-Day was normal, you are wrong? It was not an ideal weather. However, if they delayed the invasion, they had to wait for two weeks to start it again. The time of the day, the tides and phase of moon were several factors to consider.

D-Day Facts

D-Day Facts

Facts about D-Day 3: Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was the leader of NAZI Germany who led the war against the Allis. To anticipate the Allied invasion, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was appointed by Hitler to command German Forces.  The fortification along the Atlantic wall was built up.

Facts about D-Day 4: the preceded moment before the landings

The extensive naval and aerial bombardment took place before the landings occurred. After the midnight, there were the Canadian, British and American forces landed.

D-Day Images

D-Day Images

Facts about D-Day 5: the coast of France

At 06:30, the landing of all armored and infantry divisions took place on coast of France.

Facts about D-Day 6: the five sectors

There were five sectors applied to divide the Normandy Coast. They included Sword Beach, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. The targeted area spanned on 80 kilometer or 50 miles off the coast.

Facts about D-Day

Facts about D-Day

Facts about D-Day 7: the strong wind

One of the primary barriers for the Allies to land was the heavy wind. The forces who landed at Omaha and Utah had to land east of the original position because the strong blown winds.

Facts about D-Day 8: the dangerous landing site

The landing site was dangerous for all Allied forces because they found metal tripods, wooden stakes, and barbed wire. Get facts about Boxing Day here.

D-Day Pictures

D-Day Pictures

Facts about D-Day 9: the high casualties

The high casualties of D-Day were located in Omaha. This area featured the high cliffs. During the first day, the mission of allied forces ended up in failure.

Facts about D-Day 10: the casualties of Germany

There were around 1000 soldiers German soldiers died during D-Day. Find facts about Australia Day here.

D-Day Pic

D-Day Pic

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