‘Operation Overlord’ was the invasion of Normandy.
‘Operation Neptune’ was the naval component.
Visit the Forces Network’s D-Day page to learn more about the landings themselves.
Bear in mind, though, that Overlord and Neptune aren’t the entirety of the D-Day story.
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These other two portions of the D-Day campaign are perhaps less well known, but no less important.
Click the link above for an account of the D-Day operation set within the broader context of these parallel missions.
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