What do you know about D-Day? Take our quiz

This June, the United States and its World War II allies celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, beginning a massive amphibious attack that broke through the Nazis’ “Atlantic Wall” along France’s northern coast. Test your knowledge of that day by taking this 25-question quiz.

Sources: "D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944" by Rick Atkinson, "Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories" by Ronald J. Drez, and "Eyewitness to World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs from History's Greatest Conflict" by Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop.

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1. Which country joined with the United States and Britain in providing the majority of the troops on D-Day?

Canada, which had been at war with Germany since 1939, sent 14,000 troops onto Juno Beach on D-Day. Of the total Allied force of 156,000, roughly 73,000 were Americans and 62,000 Britons. A number of other countries participated to a lesser degree.

Canada, which had been at war with Germany since 1939, sent 14,000 troops onto Juno Beach on D-Day. Of the total Allied force of 156,000, roughly 73,000 were Americans and 62,000 Britons. A number of other countries participated to a lesser degree.

Canada, which had been at war with Germany since 1939, sent 14,000 troops onto Juno Beach on D-Day. Of the total Allied force of 156,000, roughly 73,000 were Americans and 62,000 Britons. A number of other countries participated to a lesser degree.

Canada, which had been at war with Germany since 1939, sent 14,000 troops onto Juno Beach on D-Day. Of the total Allied force of 156,000, roughly 73,000 were Americans and 62,000 Britons. A number of other countries participated to a lesser degree.

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France

 

Norway

 

Canada

 

The Netherlands

 
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