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WWII: Start of Operation Dragoon

15th August 1944

Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944, during World War II. The successfull invasion was initiated via a parachute drop by the 1st Airborne Task Force, followed by an amphibious assault by elements of the U.S. Seventh Army, followed a day later by a force made up primarily of the French First Army.

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