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D-Day

D-Day was the code word designating June 6, 1944, the day for the invasion of the Cotentin Peninsula in Nazi-occupied Normandy by Allied forces during the Second World War. Get books, articles, media and internet resources on D-day.

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TipPrimary sources are records created at the time of an event or experience, or as told by people who were present at the event such as those listed below.

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