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Operation Dragoon - Invasion Force Lands in France

Operation Dragoon - Invasion Force Lands in France Geography Famous Historical Events Social Studies World History World War II

On the 15th of August, 1944, an Allied invasion force - known as Operation Dragoon - landed on the southern French coast (between Cannes and Toulon).  When news of the landing reached Paris, people in the city rose up against German troops who had occupied their country (and the capital) for four years.

This is an annotated map of that landing, prepared by the United States Military Academy.

Click on the image for a much better view.


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Operation Dragoon map, prepared by the U.S. Military Academy and online, courtesy the USMA web site.

 

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