75th anniversary of the Normandy landings: Debating D-Day

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General George C. Marshall was Chief of Staff of the American Army during the Second World War.

This is the first in a series of four articles to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, June 6, 1944. Besides covering the Allied debate preceding the operation, code-named Overlord, the texts will recall the planning, preparation and execution of D-Day.