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 special exhibition has been mounted to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.’
- ‘This weekend, the world will remember the courage and sacrifice of the Allied troops at the D-Day landings in France.’
- ‘The school recently visited the Normandy beaches to learn about D-Day.’
- ‘Mr Smart landed on Sword Beach in Ouistreham, Normandy at noon on D-Day in a Sherman Firefly tank.’
- ‘Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, of whom 2,500 were killed.’
- ‘In the days following the D-Day landings, Allied troops carved a tenuous foothold on the coast of Normandy.’
- ‘Rode back early this morning, and my helmet now looks like an insect version of the Normandy beaches after D-Day.’
- ‘Sixty years ago this weekend thousands of young men from this area braced themselves to storm the beaches at Normandy on D-Day.’
- ‘He went on to command the US land forces at D-Day and the subsequent US advance through France.’
- ‘A Second World War soldier who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day has died, aged 82.’
- ‘The D-Day commemorations in Normandy this weekend will be a reminder of our shared history.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Just about one year later, the start of the liberation of France took place with D-Day on June 6th.’
- ‘He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach 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.’
- ‘One RAAF pilot flew two sorties on D-Day alongside his Allied counterparts.’
- ‘After D-Day, Marshal Pétain reminded the French of their neutrality and Frenchmen did not fight against the Allies.’
- ‘His ship supported the American landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day, picking up survivors.’
- ‘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.’
- 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’
- ‘Rehearsals began in October gathering in frequency and intensity as D-Day approaches.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was my D-Day and I wanted to look perfect.’
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