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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Cota

Cota was heavily involved in the planning and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in June 1944, codenamed Operation Neptune, and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. He is famous for rallying demoralized troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day, by engaging in combat with them and personally leading their first ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Normandy

The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944. The invaders were able to establish a beachhead as part of Operation Overlord after a successful "D-Day," the first day of the invasion. Allied land ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern ...

www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and ...

www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/norman-cota-overlooked-hero-d-day-next-day

Jun 7, 2014 ... Brig. Gen. Norman Cota may have been the oldest soldier to set foot on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was certainly the baddest. His command of shell-shocked troops through enemy fire earned him the honor of leading U.S. Army troops down the Champs Elysees in the parade celebrating the liberation of ...

www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/d-day-invasion-of-normandy

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invade German-occupied France and face near certain death on the beaches of Normandy.

www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-slayton/an-american-hero_b_594925.html

May 30, 2010 ... We took the bluffs, then the draws, then Omaha Beach. Put as bluntly as possible, D-Day succeeded because of Norman Cota. In time he was promoted to Major General, and installed as CO of the 28th Division. This was sent into the Hurtagen Forest, one of the great hell-holes of the Second World War.

www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/05/31/how-french-saw-day/U7JLZNtaUxTw4s5qaNKueO/story.html

Jun 1, 2014 ... ... experience of the liberated, the French civilians—in particular the Normans— during those first days and weeks. After four years under the Nazi occupation, the men, women, and children of Normandy welcomed their liberators. But their gratitude was often mingled with confusion and bitterness: On D-day, ...

www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/europe/d-day-fast-facts/index.html

May 30, 2017 ... Read CNN's Fast Facts on D-Day and learn more about the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.