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Published on February 5, 2008

Author: matt

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D-Day: The Invasion of Europe The beginning of the end.

A Plea from the east Stalin pleaded with the US and Great Britain to open a second front in the west. The resources that were needed to overcome the Germans in the East were immense Russia had been fighting Germany alone for three years and wanted help.

Stalin pleaded with the US and Great Britain to open a second front in the west.

The resources that were needed to overcome the Germans in the East were immense

Russia had been fighting Germany alone for three years and wanted help.

Ike takes control US General Eisenhower is supreme Allied commander An invasion into France had to take place to free the rest of Europe

US General Eisenhower is supreme Allied commander

An invasion into France had to take place to free the rest of Europe

 

Allied Plan Make the Germans believe the attack will be at Pas de Calais Form the largest army and naval armada EVER seen on the face of the earth All without the Germans finding out!

Make the Germans believe the attack will be at Pas de Calais

Form the largest army and naval armada EVER seen on the face of the earth

All without the Germans finding out!

 

 

 

Allied Plan Establish a beach head Press inland once beach head is secured and reinforcements make it ashore

Establish a beach head

Press inland once beach head is secured and reinforcements make it ashore

The Germans Defense: The Atlantic Wall 1942-44 General Rommel given command of Normandy Stop the Allies at the French coast Built 15,000 fortifications 11 million tons of concrete 1 million tonnes of steel Land mines, barbwire, machine gun bunkers, artillery

General Rommel given command of Normandy

Stop the Allies at the French coast

Built 15,000 fortifications

11 million tons of concrete

1 million tonnes of steel

Land mines, barbwire, machine gun bunkers, artillery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 5-6, 1944 British and American Paratroopers take off for Normandy to secure bridge heads, towns, and other vital locations British and American troops board the largest fleet of ships ever seen (7,000)

British and American Paratroopers take off for Normandy to secure bridge heads, towns, and other vital locations

British and American troops board the largest fleet of ships ever seen (7,000)

D- Day June 6 th 1944 The Invasion: 156,000 allied troops 11,590 aircraft 7,000 ships

The Invasion:

156,000 allied troops

11,590 aircraft

7,000 ships

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cost in lives: June 6 th 1944 10,000 Allies killed and wounded 4,000-9,000 Germans

10,000 Allies killed and wounded

4,000-9,000 Germans

Normandy was only the beginning: Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.(July-August 1944) The battle for the Normandy coast was only the beginning of a bitter fight as the Allies paid a heavy cost to reach Paris and eventually Germany itself.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.(July-August 1944)

The battle for the Normandy coast was only the beginning of a bitter fight as the Allies paid a heavy cost to reach Paris and eventually Germany itself.

 

Why were the Allies so successful? Good planning The Germans had been bleed dry in the east by the Red Army Many German defenders of Normandy were not even German! The surprise that the attack came at Normandy!

Good planning

The Germans had been bleed dry in the east by the Red Army

Many German defenders of Normandy were not even German!

The surprise that the attack came at Normandy!

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