June 6, 1944, was D-Day, a moment when allied and American troops started their invasion of Nazi-controlled France. Many wonder why the Normandy beach invasion was called D-Day and what that “D” stands for. If you think that it is there for “disembark” then you are wrong.
In military terminology, and this was obviously one of the biggest military operations in the history, D-Day points out to the day when one operation started. It is clear that pretty much any military intervention has its D-Day, but since the “Operation Overlord” was the most famous ever, it is also often related to that name.
That “D” that we have is not for anything else, it just points out to the day when something started. If someone says D+1 it indicates to one day after the operation started. There are also other variations where hours are used. It comes in this format H-Hour and tels you how many hours went from the beginning.
Over the course of time, we had different combinations, and we had everything from A-Day to Z-Day, only B-Day was skipped, probably because it points out to a birthday. Anyway, there is a military meaning behind all this pointing to day or hour of one operation.
After the war started, Germany soon managed to overcome France troops and take the full control of the country. D-Day that started on June 6, 1944, was the first operation in a row that marked the beginning of the end of the biggest conflict in the history. Allied troops heavily supported by the U.S. army managed to take the beach and push forward to liberate France and ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.
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On June 6, 1944, 160,000+ Allied troops landed at #Normandy, a heavily fortified stretch of French coastline to initiate #DDay. More than 10,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, but by day's end, the Allies had begun liberating Europe. #DDay74 #TodayinHistory pic.twitter.com/3WHRYURA4d
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) June 6, 2018
It is 74 years ago today since the start of Operation ‘Overlord’, better known as D-Day. #DDay was the largest combined land, sea and airborne invasion in history. Learn more: https://t.co/PGVB0LDDm4 pic.twitter.com/kQqX12sIOS
— Imperial War Museums (@I_W_M) June 6, 2018
— British Army (@BritishArmy) June 6, 2018
Please take a moment
today and remember the
over 4400 Brave Men,
that Lost the Lives on
June 6, 1944 “D-Day”,
If you have ever seen
the beginning of
“Saving Private Ryan”
then you know what
I’m talking about …
WE WILL NEVER FORGET
— Love Like JESUS (@_LoveLike_JESUS) June 6, 2018
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 6, 2018
On this day in 1944, Allied troops landed along a stretch of fortified coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion. By day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. pic.twitter.com/G9Ks2e8har
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 6, 2018