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To supply the armies, two artificial harbours were towed across from England and assembled off Arromanches. The harbours were codenamed ‘Mulberry’. Their remnants can still be seen today.

The Battle of Normandy, 1944

Supporting the invasion were more than 7,000 ships and smaller vessels and 11,000 aircraft – provided by all countries of the Commonwealth as well as France, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland.

In the lead up to the landings, the Allies led German intelligence to believe that the invasion would take place in the Pas de Calais and not Normandy, and consequently their defending forces were dispersed accordingly. Poor weather over the invasion period added a final element of surprise. Despite determined German opposition, initial progress was promising. By mid-June, the Americans had advanced up the

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D-Day - Normandy  

This guide explains tells the story of The Battle of Normandy or D-Day as it is perhaps better known. The guide contains a short and conci...

D-Day - Normandy  

This guide explains tells the story of The Battle of Normandy or D-Day as it is perhaps better known. The guide contains a short and conci...