“D” in D-Day
The D in D-Day stands for day. It marks the commencement of an important military event. When there are certain days before an event -For example: five days before the event- the days will be written like : D-5. The same goes for the days after the event. D+5 stands for 5 days after the event takes place.
What was D-Day?
D-Day was the most amphibious military operation in history.
It was Military operation that was constructed in Britain and formed an invasion force in secret that consisted of American, British, and Canadian soldiers.
The operation was named “Overlord”
It aimed to split Germany on 2 fronts, ally invasion forces on the west and Soviet Union on the right.
Liberating European countries under German control was essential for winning the war.
General Dwight Eisenhower gave the go ahead for operation “Overlord” on the night of June 5, 1944.
6,000 ships, aircraft, and other vessels crossed the English Channel and headed towards france.
11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide cover for the invasion forces.