The allies originally wanted the attack to start being planned in 1942 but it began in late 1943. By then they had detailed planning and had significant forces and in Britain, gathered all the material needed. The code name for the eastern invasion was Operation Overlord and the code name for the assault phase was Operation Neptune. Operation Neptune began on June 6th 1944 and ended June 30th 1944. Operation Overlord also began on that day and continued until they reached the River Seine on August 19th of that same year. Although the invasion began on June 6th 1944, the battle began when they started to destroy transpor...
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...and Western parts of Europe. Twelve allied countries participated in this invasion and they were Australia, Canada, Belgium, France, Czechoslovakia, Greece, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The retaliation took a good deal of planning and military intelligence. The commanders on the Allied side did a good job leading their troops to victory and succeeding to do exactly what they planned to.
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