One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
- ‘A Second World War soldier who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day has died, aged 82.’
- ‘Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, of whom 2,500 were killed.’
- ‘He went on to command the US land forces at D-Day and the subsequent US advance through France.’
- ‘In the days following the D-Day landings, Allied troops carved a tenuous foothold on the coast of Normandy.’
- ‘After D-Day, Marshal Pétain reminded the French of their neutrality and Frenchmen did not fight against the Allies.’
- ‘The D-Day commemorations in Normandy this weekend will be a reminder of our shared history.’
- ‘Rode back early this morning, and my helmet now looks like an insect version of the Normandy beaches after D-Day.’
- ‘Mr Smart landed on Sword Beach in Ouistreham, Normandy at noon on D-Day in a Sherman Firefly tank.’
- ‘This weekend, the world will remember the courage and sacrifice of the Allied troops at the D-Day landings in France.’
- ‘Just about one year later, the start of the liberation of France took place with D-Day on June 6th.’
- ‘A special exhibition has been mounted to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.’
- ‘The school recently visited the Normandy beaches to learn about D-Day.’
- ‘He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day.’
- ‘One RAAF pilot flew two sorties on D-Day alongside his Allied counterparts.’
- ‘Gen. George C. Marshall began planning the postwar occupation of Germany two years before D-Day.’
- ‘Crews stationed there flew into action on D-Day as well as during the Arnhem and Rhine crossing operations.’
- ‘His ship supported the American landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day, picking up survivors.’
- ‘The raid also had a major influence on the success of the Allied troop landings on the Normandy beaches on D-Day a year later.’
- ‘Sixty years ago this weekend thousands of young men from this area braced themselves to storm the beaches at Normandy on D-Day.’
- ‘A soldier who was among first allied servicemen to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day is preparing to return to the scenes.’
- 1.1 The day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect.‘it's D-day at the Websters', as Sally gives Kevin an ultimatum’
- ‘It was my D-Day and I wanted to look perfect.’
- ‘Inside Out follows residents on their fight with officialdom as the final countdown to D-Day begins.’
- ‘Start by having your own D-Day or personal baptism.’
- ‘Rehearsals began in October gathering in frequency and intensity as D-Day approaches.’
- ‘Once we got everything we picked a day and that day will go into the history books as our personal D-Day: 29th of June 2003.’
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