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Allied invasion of Europe was primarily directly on what coast?

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11/19/2014

During World War II, the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944 struck primarily and directly on the Normandy coastline of France. Located in the central portion of the northern coast-border of France, Normandy was chosen by Allied planners as the best possible 'gateway' through which Allied forces could pass so as to establish the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi-occupied Europe.