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We used Google Trends to find six common questions on D-Day… now an expert gives informed answers

FFL fighters, Gendarmes and Free French soldiers escort a German officer through jubilant crowds during the liberation of Paris
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How many countries were involved in D-Day?

D-Day required unprecedented international co-operation and Allied leaders battled political, cultural and personal tensions to co-ordinate more than 2,000,000 personnel from 14 countries.

The invasion comprised primarily British, Canadian and American personnel, but included Australians, Belgians, Czechs, Dutch, Greeks, New Zealanders, Norwegians, Rhodesians, South Africans and Poles. Conversely, the Germans fielded foreign conscripts and volunteers including Azerbaijanis, Chinese, Czechs, Estonians, Georgians, Indians, Indonesians, Japanese, Koreans, Latvians, Lithuanians, Mongolians and Thais.

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