- “Now, y'all might've heard rumors about the armada happening soon.”
- ―Lt. Aldo Raine
The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. In planning, as for most Allied operations, the term D-Day was used for the day of the actual landing, which was dependent on final approval.
- Raine's speech and Hitler's mention of the American landings indicate that the last four chapters take place during the end half of 1944.