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"commonwealth"

Commonwealth

The Commonwealth of Nations, also known as simply ‘the Commonwealth’, is a group of 52 member states that are mostly territories of the former British Empire. In the context of D-Day it is usually used to refer to countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand that fought alongside Britain in the Second World War.