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D-Day produced thousands of code names, acronyms, abbreviations and many other strange and unusual terms and names!

We have compiled a list of some of the most common terms related to D-Day. If you think something is missing, please let us know.

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"battle-of-normandy"

Battle of Normandy, The

D-Day was the first phase of the Allied campaign to defeat the German armed forces in Normandy. The aim of D-Day was to gain a foothold in France from which the Allies could then advance and defeat the Germans before advancing towards Germany.