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Preliminary operations for the Normandy landing

Preliminary missions for the Operation Overlord

As a prelude to the opening of a second front in western Europe, the Allies are preparing the ground and their overall strategy to increase their chances of success. The lessons learned and the consequences of these preliminary actions ensure the success of Operation Overlord.
This page presents all the operations preliminary to the landing of Normandy.

An inflatable tank representing a Sherman M4 tank and supposed to deceive the German air reconnaissance missions as part of Operation Fortitude. Photo: IWM

News from Normandy

Wall of Remembrance

Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance is a tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Normandy who have passed away

Media library

Media library

D-Day and Battle of Normandy media library: archives photos and videos

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