D-Day beachheads at midnight, 6-7 June 1944
This map shows the extent of the D-Day beachheads at midnight on 6-7 June. At this stage only the Gold and Juno beachheads have been joined up, and none of the final objectives for the day had been reached, but the Allies had won a secure foothold on the coast of France.
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How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (14 May 2009), D-Day beachheads at midnight, 6-7 June 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_D-Day_midnight.html