Essay about The History of D-Day

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The History of D-Day June 6, 1944 will be remembered for many reasons. Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure. The pages following this could be used to prove either one. The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this: D-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out. For months the allied forces of millions trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Eisenhower to set a date. June 6, 1944 was to be the day with the H-hour at 06:30. Aircraft bombed German installations and helped prepare the ground attack. The ground forces…show more content…
Montgomery. His plan was initiated by a command system which connected the U.S. and Britain and helped them jointly run the operation. His plan was to have five divisions act as a first wave land on the sixty-one mile long beach front. Four more divisions as well as some airborne landings would support the first wave. The beaches of Normandy would be separated into five beaches, codenamed, from west to east Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The Americans would invade the two westernmost beaches, being Utah and Omaha and the British and it's Dominions would take Gold, Juno and Sword. The Canadians were nearly the entire force to land on Juno beach. The operation was also coordinated with various French resistance groups called the “Secret Army.” The naval plans were to transport the allied expeditionary forces, help secure and defend a beachhead, and to help setup a method of constant resupplying of allied forces. Operation Overlord, in short, was as follows: The airforce would be used to knock out German defences and immobilize their forces, blowup tanks and other dummies were used to fool Germans into thinking the invasion was coming at Pas de Calais, the navy would transport the troops while doing whatever it can to help them gain ground, and enough of France would be liberated and held by allied forces so that they would not be pushed back

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