Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the code name given to the project dealing with the Invasion of occupied Europe by the Allied nations in World War Two.

The objective of Overlord was to secure a beachhead on the Continent from which further offensive operations could be developed. The beachhead was to include sufficient port facilities to maintain a force of about twenty six to thirty divisions with enough surplus capacity to enable reinforcements to be brought ashore at the rate of three to five divisions per month.


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