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

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"operation-tractable"

Tractable, Operation

The codename for an offensive carried out by Canadian and Polish troops between 14 and 21 August 1944. The objective was to capture the towns of Falaise, Trun and Chambois and close the Falaise gap.