Taking a Look at D-Day

627 WordsFeb 24, 20182 Pages
Background The plans to invade Nazi-occupied Europe through the beachheads of France sat in front of General Eisenhower. On the evening of June 5, 1944. On the morning of June 6, 1944, Eisenhower released the following order, alerting the Allied armies of the green light for war: “Soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” Months of Planning D-Day to this date is still the largest invasion operation to this date. It took months of planning to complete such an operation. The Royal Air Force used planes mounted with two cameras to take pictures of the beaches of occupied Europe. Each camera took 500 pictures a peace giving a total of 1000 pictures of intelligence. The United States came up with a method to view the pictures in a 3D way giving a huge advantage by knowing what, and where everything is. Knowing where everything is made it to where the Allies would know the best possible beaches to invade. After months of planning the mission was given a date to make everything happen; June 5th would be the day. British and Canadian forces would invade beaches code names Sword, Gold, and Juno. As for the U.S. forces they would invade beaches code named Utah. The night before the invasion a squadron of paratroopers would land behind enemy lines to take
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