The Battle of Normandy

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The Battle of Normandy WWII was a very brutal war, but The Battle of Normandy changed it for us. This was the turning point in the war. To prepare for this fight the Allies decided to increase the air strikes and bombings to slow down the German army, who had been trying to take over France at the time. This battle was set for June 5th, but actually took place on June 6, 1944 at exactly 6:30 a.m, when the weather was supposed to be the calmest, and ended on June 30, 1944. The Allies wanted to “end Hitler’s dream of Nazi denomination”(www.dday.org). This invasion is known as “one of the largest and amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.”(www.history.com). The Allies decided that they wanted to “trick” the Germans into thinking that they were going to land somewhere else north of Normandy, which made it a surprise attack. Hitler decided to put his troops more up North because that’s where he believed the Allies were going to land. Not only were the beaches raided, but concentration camps as well. Led by the US Army General Dwight D. Eisenhowet, the infantries landed and mainly targeted a 50 mile stretch of Normandy. The Americans landed at Utah and Omaha. The Canadians and British headed for Gold, Juno, and Sword. The army consisted of 50,000 vehicles, 6,000 ships, and 11,000 planes. Paratroopers and gliders had already landed behind end behind enemy lines, previous the battle to prepare for what was going to come and to destroy the main parts

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