In 1943, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was given supreme command over the planned invasion by Allied forces into German held France. The code name given to the plan was Operation Overlord and the invasion began about 12:15 A.M. on June 6, 1944. This day would be forever remembered as D-Day. Getting to it though had been a long, hard road for all who traveled it.
There had been much discussion as to where the invasionary forces should
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they began to send their reserves up but it was too late. Held up by Allied aircraft and French resistance fighters, the Allied forces were able to link up and establish a firm foothold in France.
By the end of June 1944 the Allies had been able to move inland more than twenty miles and enter Cherbourg. By this time they had landed more than one million men, along with some 177,000 vehicles and 586,000 tons of supplies.