The D-Day: The Invasion Of Normandy

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D- Day D-Day is the name given to the landing of 160,000 Allied troops in Normandy, France, on June 6th, 1944. The success of the invasion of Normandy ushered in the end for Nazi Germany. The invasion, also called “Operation Overlord,” involved five separate landings by American, British, and Canadian troops. The commander responsible for this operation was American General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Between 5:30pm, and 5:50pm, the Allied gunfire support task groups began bombarding prearranged targets along the beaches. More than 5,000 ships and 4,000 ship-to-shore craft participated in the landings. British forces on the left flank and U.S. forces on the right had comparatively easy going, but U.S. forces in the center (Omaha Beach) met determined…show more content…
Eisenhower (1890-1969) Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe. "Ike" combined a talent for administration with an affable, yet commanding, personality that eventually placed him in positions of great power and responsibility, including leading the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944. He was the leader of the Ally forces in Europe. • Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) Adolf Hitler was the leader of the German Nazi party and eventually became dictator over all of Germany. Shortly after assuming the title of German führer in 1934, Hitler moved to consolidate his rule by controlling the German people through carefully orchestrated propaganda campaigns. • Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) In January 1944, Rommel was made commander in chief of all German armies from the Netherlands to the Loire River. Some themes that I can connect from this event is, in the face of evil and destruction soldiers remain soldiers. This means that even with war in their face, soldier will remain strong and they preserver through. Another theme that can connect with this event is war can only can pain and suffering. I chose this event because this event is regarded as the single deadliest battle that the United States has fought in. The US forces had the most casualties during this battle than any other battle. This was interesting to me because I wondered how this single battle could cause this much
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