D-Day Trivia

WWII questions about the Allied invasion of Europe.
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Last updated: September 25, 2014
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US D-Day ally other than Britain.
Canada
In which country did the Allied landings take place?
France
Name of the enitre stretch of coastline where D-Day took place.
Normandy
Date of D-Day (Ex: March 9 1980)
June 6 1944
Operation name given to the Allied landings on D-Day.
Overlord
How many different beaches were landed on during the invasion?
5
Allied forces suffered the most casualties on this beach.
Omaha
German Field Marshal in command of German defensive forces along the Atlantic border.
Erwin Rommel
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Operation name given to the deception strategy used by the Allies leading up to D-Day.
Operation Fortitude
Primary commanding General in Europe for D-Day.
Eisenhower
Name of the portable harbour used by the Allies for the invasion.
Mulberry
Key French port captured on D-Day by the Allies.
Cherbourg
Name of Atlantic border defensive fortifications set up by Germans forces.
Atlantic Wall
What body of water was crossed by the Allies on D-Day?
English Channel
1998 movie starring Tom Hanks that is based on the D-Day invasion.
Saving Private Ryan
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2014
Nice quiz, thanks
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Level 69
May 5, 2020
Nice quiz, but Cherbourg was encircled on 21 June 1944 and surrendered on 26 June 1944, not on D-Day itself. Cherbourg was not even an initial D-Day objective, Caen was but was not captured for several weeks after D-Day.

The fact that Cherbourg was not captured emphasised the importance of the Mulberry harbours, which were largely destroyed by a storm some time after D-Day.