D-Day in France: Normandy Landing of the Allied Expeditionary Forces Date in the current year: June 6, 2017

D-Day in France: Normandy Landing of the Allied Expeditionary Forces June 6 is a very important day in France. Today is D-Day in France, that is also known as Normandy Landing of the Allied Expeditionary Forces. Different local and federal events are organized to commemorate the day.

The allied forces landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944 during Operation Overlord. The landing is known as the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place. About 160,000 allied troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day, that had a great influence on the move of the war.

D-Day often includes laying wreath to the monuments of paratroopers, organization of meetings with the veterans of the war etc. The commemoration of D-Day in 2014, the 70th anniversary, was a special one. 18 representatives of different countries (including the USA, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and others) arrived to France to participate in the memorial ceremony service. Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Great Britain, held the memorial service, that featured the top officials of the countries.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

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France

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