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Operation OVERLORD

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The D Day Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe on 6 June 1944.

The invasion was planned for years beforehand and was split into an airborne landing including the assault on Pegasus Bridge, followed by an amphibious assault along the Normandy coast.

The landings were at the following beaches and carried out by these formations:-

Utah - US 4th Infantry Division
Omaha - US 1st Infantry Division
Gold - British 50th Division
Juno - Canadian 3rd Division
Sword - British 3rd Division

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