Essay about History of D-Day

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History of D-Day During the 1930’s, isolationism and the depression swept through the United States. But before the fall of France in 1940, the United States was starting to pull away from being neutral, which they claimed at the beginning of the European war. Americans and the British would hold conversations between themselves known as the ABC talks. It was there that they both targeted Germany as their prime enemy. Even though there was tension in the Pacific in 1941, American leaders had agreed that any war that was going to occur between Japan and the United States had to be secondary. Our prime target was Germany, and that’s what we would focus on defeating. Roosevelt soon concluded that…show more content…
If the defeat of Germany was the objective, then the mission was to attack at the heart of German power as early and as forcefully as possible." With this, "careful consideration of Army mobilization and training, military construction, naval and merchant shipbuilding revealed that the Army could expect to go over to the offensive no earlier than July 1, 1943. Achieving the necessary military conditions for attack, though simple to state, was more an uncertain proposition. Wedemeyer suggested in his plan that no invasion of Europe could succeed until the navies defeated the Axis fleets and secured the Atlantic lines of communication." The Allies however, had managed to take control of the air. They would bomb Germany on a regular basis, this way Germany could keep down on their production of war materials, and disrupt their economy. Before the U.S had officially entered the war, plans existed for the defeat of Germany. The plan heavily relied on an invasion of the continent of Europe, in order to strike the heart of Germany. The U.S. sought to weaken their military buildup, and heighten ours in Britain. For a period of time, there was much contemplation of attacking Germany from the Mediterranean, where the British had already been succeeding in defeating the Germans. Americans had to reject the idea of the Mediterranean approach due to the fact it was impossible to concentrate full Allied

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