D-Day Marks Start of Europe Invasion Essay

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June 7, 1944 Yesterday, Thousands of Allied troops have begun landing on the beaches of Normandy coast in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans. Allies learned from the raid on Dieppe, they have more tanks, more airplanes and more soldiers. It was very carefully and detail planned. It's a successful start to the allies' invasion of north west Europe ,the allies are 156,000 allied troops from the Britain, USA and Canada. The weather was perfect for a surprise attack. The first attack was done at night, bombers struck at the German defences all night, so the German soldiers would go back. Just before dawn, beginning at 6:30 am, paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines, and main force hit the beach. Thousands of paratroops and glider-borne troops have also been dropped behind enemy lines and the Allies are already said to have penetrated several miles inland. The landings were preceded by air attacks along the French coast. About 1,300 RAF planes were involved in the first wave of assaults then 1,000 American bombers took up the attack dropping bombs on targets in northern France. The Prime Minister Winston Churchill has told MPs that Operation Neptune - the codename for the Normandy landings - is proceeding "in a thoroughly satisfactory manner". He said the landing of airborne troops was "on a scale far larger than anything there has been so far in the world" and had taken place with extremely little loss. The Normandy landings were the beginning of Operation Overlord, or the invasion of German, occupied Europe. Originally planned to take place on 1 May 1944, the operation was postponed a month to allow time to gather more troops and equipment. The timing was important to allow for the right weather, a full moon, and tidal

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