The British and the Americans had been planning a major invasion of the European continent for several years. It was hoped that this could be done in 1943 but preparations were not sufficiently developed until 1944. May was the original target date but weather delayed the operation until June. Despite questionable weather in June, the decision was made by Supreme Commander Eisenhower to finally launch the great assault on June 6. The world's largest ever armada of over 5000 ships carried six full divisions of Americans, British and Canadians to the beaches of Normandy on the first day with many more to come in the following weeks.
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Tanks on D-Day
Following are scenarios for each landing beach: