Why is D-Day important in WWII?
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D-Day is important for World War II because it was the main Allied invasion of continental Europe. It was this invasion that allowed the Allies to finally defeat Germany.
In order for the Allies to defeat Germany, there would have to be an invasion of Europe. The Western Allies did invade through Italy, but this was not a very promising route to actually invade Germany. In order to truly attack Germany, the Allies would have to invade in the North. This is what happened on D-Day. D-Day was the Allied invasion that allowed the Western Allies to attack and (with major help from Soviet pressure from the East) finally defeat Germany.
D-Day, or 'Deliverance Day' , 6th June 1944, was, as pointed out above by pohnpei397, the day of the allied 'riposte' or counter-invasion of German-occupied Europe (via the Normandy/French landings chiefly) which finally led to Germany's defeat.
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The term D-Day also frequently refers to the Allied invasion od France during ww2. On 6 june 1944, British and canadian troops landed in Normandy in France.
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