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Old Jun 07, 2008, 12:25 PM
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The moon was probably more important for navigation by the ships and landing craft, avoiding the beach defences etc. That's why the first wave went in not long after low tide- so they could see the obstacles and defences, even though it made for a wider beach to cross.

Also- since the invasion was postponed because of weather, it wasn't originally planned for the full moon anyway, just with sufficient moonlight to see.
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