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Operation Overlord
Ingame TheHedgerowWar
Conflict

Western Front (World War II)

Date

June 6 – August 25, 1944

Location

Normandy, France

Outcome

Pyrrhic Allied victory

Battles
  • Neptune Landings
  • Battle of the Hedgerow
  • Battle of Cherbourg
Campaign

Normandy Campaign

Goal

Push the Germans out of the Normandy region to begin the liberation of Europe.

Objectives
  • Secure Utah Beach
  • Secure the city of Valognes
  • Neutralize German forces around Cherbourg
Combatants

Western Allies

Germany

Commanders
Strength
Casualties

226,386 casualties

209,875 – 450,000 casualties

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Operation Overlord was the codename for the Invasion of Europe in France. The operation commenced on June 6, 1944 with the Normandy Landings (codenamed Operation Neptune [invasion phase], commonly known as D-Day).

The operation launched the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II by the Western Allies.

Utah Beach - SummaryEdit

Main article: Utah Beach

Initial landings in Normandy have been successful so far. Survive the initial German counterattacks and set up a foothold for the next wave of Allied reinforcements.

The Hedgerow War - SummaryEdit

Main article: The Hedgerow War

The initial invasion has succeeded and a foothold has been established. Capture the city of Valognes under heavy artillery fire, counterattacks from German and captured French armor, and Luftwaffe raids.

The Battle Of Cherbourg - SummaryEdit

Main article: The Battle Of Cherbourg

The Germans have been pushed back and Allied Forces have moved into the area. With your allies covering you, capture the port of Cherbourg while breaking through heavy German forces and sustaining attacks from Luftwaffe remnants in the area.

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