D-Day: The Battle Of Normandy Beach

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D-Day On June 6, 1944 the U.S. led an amphibious assault on the German inhabited coast of France. 5,000 ships, carrying anything from medical bandages to tanks sailed across the English Channel to start what would come to be known as the most critical event in World War II. If the assault had failed, all of Europe would have been quickly conquered and the United States no longer would have had any part in the western battle. Instead the United States would have had to move across the World to a new enemy, the Japanese. This would have been bad for the U.S. for the Japanese, through power and determination, were well on their way to taking over all of Eastern Asia. In the next 24 hours, the fate of Europe would be decided. The assault on Normandy Beach didn’t just happen over night. It took months to plan. Every minute of every day was used to plan the attack on the beaches of Normandy. Each group was doing there part to ensure that the operation went to according to plan. The French Resistance, also known as the “Free French”, went out on secret missions to sabotage German railroad functions. They cut and blew up tracks, and destroyed locomotives (Hammond 16). To make a safer landing, U.S. Pilots scattered…show more content…
During this battle, the Allies were surrounded by German troops on every side. They fought hard for hours, until the German Army broke through. The Allies charged into the broken lines, and fought face to face with the Germans. The German assault created a large bulge in the lines, resulting in their offensive being called, “The Battle of the Bulge.” The only reason the battle was such a success for the Allies, was the smallest thing imaginable, gasoline. Hitler’s Panzers were basically out of gas and could not run anymore. All the German troops then fled to Berlin, where they were all soon captured or killed. (Barbieri
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