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The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

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The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Remembering The Normandy Landings

On 6th June 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and headed towards Normandy, France, starting the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare. D-Day, which in military terminology means the day that an operation will begin, was codenamed Operation Neptune, the assault phase of the wider campaign known as Operation Overlord - the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during WWII. In 2024, Sky HISTORY remembers The Normandy Landings and reflects on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

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