DC Decoder D-Day remembered: why Allies finally won Normandy campaign

The Normandy campaign in the weeks after D-Day cost both sides heavily, as seasoned German troops contested every mile. But Allied numbers, air power, and the Soviet march on the Eastern Front proved decisive.

By , Staff writer

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D-Day was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. At the close of June 6, 1944, the Allied high command had high confidence its troops could hold their beachhead along France’s Normandy coast. From there, the Allies’ material and manpower superiority – and the grinding of the Red Army on the Eastern Front – meant eventual victory was glimmering on the horizon.