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.

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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