The Battle of Normandy, also known as Operation Overload, was another turning point in the war. The first day of the war, knows as D-Day, was where American, British, and Canadian forces combined and 156,000 military personnel fortified the Normandy region and battled the Germans together. The result of the battle was complete Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. The Allied Powers then prepared to advance to Germany, and combine forces with the Soviet Union. The Normandy battle became known as the beginning of the end of the war.