The World at War D-Day quiz

June 2009 marks the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. This quiz tests your knowledge of the greatest combined operation of all time.

You have an interest in the history of WW2, but let us see just what you know, with this quiz about the D-Day landings in Normandy. Most of the answers can be found within this website.

Created by: Ade Pitman of The World at War
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  1. What was the date of the Normandy D-Day?
  2. What are the names of the D-Day beaches?
  3. Which were the British and Canadian beaches?
  4. Who was the overall commander of the D-Day assault?
  5. The airborne troops secured the left and right flanks of the invasion beaches. Around which town did the US paratroops drop?
  6. What is the name now given to the bridge liberated by British airborne troops in the early hours of June 6th 1944?
  7. Which Disney character shared their name with the petrol pipeline from England to Port en Bessian in Normandy?
  8. Two man-made harbours were built to support the invasion. Both were damaged in a storm after D-Day. The US one was at Utah Beach. Where was the British one?
  9. What is the name of the 1962 movie about D-Day, staring John Wayne and a whole host of other stars?
  10. 2009 was which anniversary of the D-Day landings?

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