Why Was It Called D Day?
Many had asked this question over the years. The significance of the word ‘D-Day, is probably the world’s most famous military operation in history. D-Day when used in the military stands for the Day of the Operation. This code is used to inform officers about the day of the operation without compromising the ‘actual date,. This is done to prevent spies from decoding military operations during the World War II. While D-Day stands for Day, H-Hour also stands for the hour of the operation.
When the Allied Nations landed on the shores of Normandy, it was considered as the most important operation to get a foothold on Germany. D-day holds the record for the greatest seaborne invasion in history. Against powerful German batteries, millions of allied soldiers stormed the beaches and engaged in what soldiers believed to be the ‘Longest day, known to the world as D-Day.
The operation was called ‘Operation Overlord,. The establishing of the foothold on German soil was called Operation Neptune and it was on June 1, 1944 that the operation started. D-Day was an epic battle, and war was waged in epic proportions. Contrary to the popular belief, the war was being waged even before the allied forces set foot on the shores of Normandy. Planes constantly bomb the area and cuts off enemy facilities and transport links. This is done to prevent the Germans from regrouping faster and would hinder them from taking immediate military action.
By nightfall, it was estimated that more than a thousand had died and thousands more were wounded. The good news is that the allied forces have successfully gained a foothold and was able to occupy the area. The war in Normandy was just the first step in the over-all attack against the German Empire. Operation Overlord was deemed to have succeeded due to ‘overwhelming, numbers. That just show’s how people value their freedom.