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We talk inflatable tanks, beaches’ code names and double agents. And find out why the town Dad is from was important in D-Day.

Questions for after you’ve listened:

  1. What does the ‘D’ in D-Day stand for?
  2. What year did D-Day happen?
  3. True or false: D-Day was the beginning of pushing Hitler’s troops out of France and beyond?
  4. Which countries were known as the Allies? Name as many as you can.
  5. Can you name the 5 codenames the Allies gave the 5 beaches they were landing at?
  6. Why did the Allies put up inflatable tanks around Britain?
  7. Why did Hitler think that the Allies were going to invade a different place (like Calais rather than Normandy)?
  8. What was ‘VE Day’?

BONUS QUESTION (not in the pod): What was ‘VJ Day’?

The UK’s Imperial War Museum was most helpful in researching this episode.

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Podcast cover art by Molly Austin

Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC

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