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D-Day Quiz


  1. What were the codenames of the five primary landing beaches?
  2. Who was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces?
  3. What was the codename for the Allied invasion of Normandy?
  4. On what date in June did D-Day take place?

  5. What name was given to the temporary portable harbours built to facilitate the rapid offloading of cargo?
  6. Bill Millin is best remembered for doing what whilst under fire?
  7. Which country supplied the majority of troops to land on Juno Beach?
  8. Which Hollywood actor served on D-Day aboard the destroyer USS Satterlee and later appeared in the 1962 film 'The Longest Day'?
  9. Who was named commander of the 21st Army Group, which comprised all of the land forces involved in the invasion?
  10. Which beach saw the most casualties?
  11. Which Field Marshal commanded the German forces defending Normandy against the Allied invasion?
  12. Which French city was a key objective for D-Day but was not liberated until 18 July?
  13. A name derived from a shoulder emblem, the Benouville Bridge was renamed what in honour of British airborne forces?
  14. What code name was given to the deception strategy employed by the Allies before the invasion?
  15. What name was given to the extensive system of coastal defences built by Nazi Germany as a defence against the anticipated invasion from the United Kingdom?
  16. Name the American general who served as the Commander of the U.S. First Army during the Normandy Invasion?


  1. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches
  2. General Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. Operation Overlord
  4. 6th (June 6, 1944)
  5. Mulberry harbours
  6. Playing the bagpipes
  7. Canada
  8. Henry Fonda
  9. General Bernard Montgomery
  10. Omaha Beach
  11. Erwin Rommel
  12. Caen
  13. Pegasus Bridge
  14. Operation Bodyguard
  15. The Atlantic Wall
  16. Omar Bradley