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?

US Coast Guard/REUTERS
Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat on June 6, 1944.




The Netherlands

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