The Invasion of Normandy in World War II Essay

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Invasion of Normandy The Invasion of Normandy was the most decisive battle of World War II in Western Europe. The importance of the location help to diminish Nazi power. The attack was postponed several times due to weather. Was the order to “Go” given to soon based off an incorrect Weather report? The planning of Operation Overlord was an idea that formed early in 1942. One of the key points that helped move the planning along was the idea that the German U-Bats were no longer a threat to the Allies. This now created an ocean that would be safe for the flow of supplies from the United States to Britain. In November 1943 the agreement to plan an immense operation to cross the English Channel and liberate France was in effect. “ The …show more content…
Invasion of Normandy The Invasion of Normandy was the most decisive battle of World War II in Western Europe. The importance of the location help to diminish Nazi power. The attack was postponed several times due to weather. Was the order to “Go” given to soon based off an incorrect Weather report? The planning of Operation Overlord was an idea that formed early in 1942. One of the key points that helped move the planning along was the idea that the German U-Bats were no longer a threat to the Allies. This now created an ocean that would be safe for the flow of supplies from the United States to Britain. In November 1943 the agreement to plan an immense operation to cross the English Channel and liberate France was in effect. “ The broad outline of the attack was relatively simple: find decent beaches, gather as any landing forces, isolate the battlefield by attacking bridges, tunnels, and rail networks so that the German army could not be easily reinforced, and land the troops. Once a beachhead was established, the plan was to pour in the supplies needed to sustain an offensive and then break out into the French Countryside” (Encarta) The attack was code named Operation overlord. The target date was spring of 1944. The weather and tides played a large role in the date that the attack would occur. Tides were the most important since the attack was amphibious both land and water. The attack was originally scheduled for May 1st, 1944 on April 27th, 1944 the training

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