D-Day

In this paper I will focus on D-Day. I will explain why it had to be done and how it was made possible. Whether it be the LCVP which was the landing craft that was developed specially for D-Day, the M-1 Garand .30 caliber rifle or just the soldier carrying it. It was the early morning hours of June 6th 1944. The largest military invasion of all time was about to begin. It would be known to the world simply as D-Day. By the time you could see the morning dew on the grass 18,000 British and American paratroopers had already landed in Normandy, France and allied troops were about to storm the beaches. However none of this would have happened if it weren't for the efforts put forth in planning ...

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years of planning by Allied Forces. Germany did know the attack was coming so it was not complete surprise. However what Germany did not know was when or where the attack was coming. Why this attack had to be executed in complete secrecy can be entirely summed up by this quote, "Unless we can land overwhelming forces and beat the Nazis in battle in France, Hitler will never be defeated." Winston Churchill said this while referring to the D-Day invasion. In order to land overwhelming forces in France the Nazis could not know the allies were coming or else they would be prepared for almost any military force sent their way. Since the Germans did not know when or where the attack was coming but were sure one was coming the allies decided this was the perfect opportunity. The allies launched a massive deception campaign to include the Germans. They code named this operation Fortitude and created an entire fake military base near Calais. Calais was the point from which the Germans ...

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Added: 4/3/2012 06:06:00 PM
Submitted By: nacho
Category: American History
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