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4,307 wordsD-Day D-day is the term for a secret date on which a military operation is to begin. Peacetime planning of military operations is also based on supposed D-days. Terms such as D-plus- 3 (three days after initial attack) and H-hour (the hour of an attack) are used to plan the sequence of operations. The term D-day became current during World War II. , when it defined dates set for Allied landings on enemy-held coasts. The most famous D-Day is June 6, l 944, when the Allies invaded Normandy. (World...
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