Invasion of southern France
|Conflict||Second World War, 1939-1945|
|Date from||15 August 1944|
|Date to||12 September 1944|
The invasion of southern France was originally intended as a diversion for the Normandy landings but logistical difficulties ultimately prevented it from being launched at the same time. It was persisted with, however, to provide ports to land men and supplies shipped directly from the United States.