D-day


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D-day

 (dē′dā′)
n.
1. The unnamed day on which an operation or offensive is to be launched.
2. The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II (June 6, 1944).

[D (abbr. of day) + day.]

D-day

n
1. (Historical Terms) the day, June 6, 1944, on which the Allied invasion of Europe began
2. the day on which any large-scale operation is planned to start
[C20: from D(ay)-day; compare H-hour]

D-day

or D-Day

(ˈdiˌdeɪ)

n.
1. a day set for beginning something.
2. June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion of W Europe by Allied forces in World War II.
[1915–20; Dutch (for day) + day]

D-day

See: times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.D-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War IID-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
Translations

D-day

[ˈdiːdeɪ] N (Hist) → el día D, el día de la invasión aliada de Normandía (6 junio 1944) (fig) → día m D

D-day

n (Hist, fig) → der Tag X

D-day

[ˈdiːˌdeɪ] nD-day m giorno dello sbarco alleato in Normandia
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But to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, it is being awarded to veterans who helped in the liberation of France.
George was a Parachute Regiment sergeant who took part in the D-Day landings - crossing the English Channel in a glider before dropping behind enemy lines.
Charles commissioned the portraits after attending the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in Normandy last summer, to ensure an artistic record remained of those who fought during the campaign to liberate Europe from Hitler.
Inside the cathedral was British D-Day veteran Victor Mackenzie, 91, who was aged 20 when he served with the Royal Army Service Corps on D-Day.
John Coode, 89, has been told he must wait until next year to receive his prestigious Legion D'Honneur from the French government for his bravery on D-Day.
A message sent to top brass on May 19, 1944, substituted Halcyon for D-Day and Hornpipe for Operation Overlord.
Year 7 student Divya said: "We had lessons like History, Geography, Arts, English and PE focusing on D-Day and World War 2 warfare.
They have recorded the bulletin scripts that were read out as the Allied forces landed in Normandy for D-Day, 70 years ago.
My wife Colleen and I are in Normandy with my Reagan Legacy Foundation, which raised money to help send 14 veterans of D-Day back to France to celebrate an important day in history that too few Americans younger than 60 know anything about.
He addressed the House of Commons on D-Day on June 6, 1944, saying: "An immense armada of upwards of 4,000 ships, together with several thousand smaller craft, crossed the Channel.
Leger's Landings in Normandy goes to the landing beaches and battlegrounds, military cemeteries and museums, including Pegasus Bridge - the scene of the first action of D-Day - and Omaha Beach, a poignant reminder of America's role and immortalised in the film Saving Private Ryan.
Written in association with Imperial War Museums, D-Day and the box-set of True Stories of the Second World War provide readers concise and very readable accounts of the conflict.