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Invasion Of D-Day Normandy

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June 6th 1944 will be the most important invasion of world war two. The invasion of Normandy, France was the turning point of world war two. In the invasion of D-Day over 425,000 Allied and German troops were either killed or wounded. An examination of primary and secondary sources will reveal the historical importance of this event. There was many countries involved in world war two. D-Day had involved the countries-The United States, France, Great Britain, Germany and Canada(Hine 11-25). June 6th 1944 president Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Dwight D. Eisenhower a go for operation overlord. Operation overload also known as the invasion of Normandy, France (Hine, 24). General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the allies planned to attack by…show more content…
Germans also sunk many allied lading boats before they even reached the shored of Normandy by submerged water mines planted by the Germans before the invasion of D-Day (“D-Day” 70). The invasion of D-Day also known as Operation Overlord was located on the beaches of Normandy, France (Hine, 19). Germany had taken France and Paris fell on May of 1940 which was the most important reason to take back France from Germany (Groff, 294).The Allied forces invaded Normandy, France because Germany has taken control of most parts of France and most of Europe too. Germany also started to thrive as an empire with all the territory it has gained during world war two (Marrin,…show more content…
For the invasion of Normandy, France the beaches were separated into five sections. The United States held two sections on the beach code named Omaha Beach, and Utah Beach,while Great Britain, France, and Canada the other three sections of the beach. These beaches code names were Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach (Groff, 294). Many French, British, Canadian, and American soldiers died before even reach the beaches of Normandy. German machine guns and artillery were mowing down allied soldiers, many generals died in the landing so lower ranking official such as privates had to step up just to rally the soldiers together for an advance to the shores (Capa, 294). Any kind of artillery fire fired by the allies during the invasion did not hit and was very unsuccessful in the invasion because it was really foggy and wanted to be cautious and not fire upon any of their own men which resulted in the artillery not helping at all during the invasion. Another setback for the invasion was the strong ocean tides. The strong tides of the Atlantic Ocean pushed the Allied landing boats and supply ships far off course from there landing point (Gibbs, 20). Many infantry men began to take cover behind sunken friendly landing boats, random
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