D-day impact

second front

The amphibious landings on the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, popularly known as D-Day, were part of a larger strategic goal of the Western powers: opening a second front in the Western European theatre of war in support of the Soviet campaign in Eastern Europe. D-Day was also a political maneuver against the Soviet Union. The British and American forces had to reach Germany before the Soviets could completely overrun the country. D-Day was the stepping stone for the Western powers’ race to Berlin against the Soviet Union.
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