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Some facts and figures about D-Day

Lukas Lottersberger
June 7, 2024

The term D-Day refers to the invasion of France by allied troops in 1944 whose mission was to defeat and roll back Nazi forces. This year marks the 80th anniversary of that fateful day - which was a major turning point in the Second World War.