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what does the D stand for ??


Arguement in the pub. Operation Overlord was NOT the actual invasion, it was the 'bit' after the landing.The operational name of the landing was ???


WAS it PLUTO (I know there was also Pipeline Under The Ocean.


What was the LANDING called then


(Bit like the Market garden thing. Market was the drop and Garden once they have landed)

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Heres your answers :-)


D-Day is the unnamed day on which an operation commences or is due to commence. This may be the commencement of hostilities or any other operation. The most famous is D-Day, June 6, 1944, when "Operation Overlord" began. Contrary to popular belief, the "D" does not stand for any specific word-the most popular being disembark.







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Re Market Garden:


Market was the entire airborne phase and Garden was ground forces attack towards Arnhem (and 50k beyond that). After the linkup the paratroopers fell into what was left of operation Garden.


Re D-Day:

D-Day was a way of speaking about the day an operation would take place and was used throughout the war,. September 17th was D-Day for operation Market Garden.


Besides D-Day, H-hour was used. D+1 H 1500, for Market Garden would have been september 18, 15:00h.

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Operation Neptune was the seaborne element of Operation Overlord, which was the overarching name for all elements of the operation.


If you're interested in PLUTO, there's still a piece of the original pipe in situ, running down Shaklin Chine on the Isle or Wight.

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Wasn't it D for Decision, so Decision Day?





D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. While the initial D in D-Day does not stand for anything, it often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will or has occurred; see Military designation of days and hours for similar terms.
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