D-Day Invasion

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D-Day Invasion The invasion in France against Nazi Germany, later referred to as D-Day, happened on June 6, 1944 (D-Day the Invasion). In military terms, the word “D-Day” was used to address an undetermined date. D+1 would mean one day after and D-1 would mean one day before. These terms allowed the military to plan out the war in relation to the time of the invasion instead of set calendar dates (D-Day the Invasion). If the date of D-Day needed to be switched due to weather, the time of plans surrounding it would be changed as well. Because the invasion was a major turning point in World War II, the term “D-Day” is now mainly used to refer to this specific invasion. Germany lost the first World War because they had to manage two battle fronts. By invading France, the allies hoped to weaken Germany with another two-front war (Murray). Germany’s chances of winning against the Soviet Union would have been significantly higher had the allies not invaded. In order to carry out a more successful invasion, the allies planned deception leading up to the invasion. They worked to convince Germany that the invasion was actually in Pas-de-Calais, the closest place in France to Britain. (D-Day). A false invasion was sent there, while the main invasion was sent to Normandy. Methods of deception …show more content…

2,500 Americans were killed and 4,400 total allies died (D-Day and the Battle of Normandy). While many died, the invasion ended in a huge success for allied forces. 326,547 troops, 104,428 tons of supplies, and 54,186 vehicles were landed in France (D-Day and the Battle of Normandy). With such a large amount of people and supplies brought into France, Germany would finally face a major opposing force. Many German divisions are forced to leave fighting with the Soviet Union in order to bring attention to these arriving forces (D-Day - Normandy Landing). Germany was driven into the two-front war that would eventually lead to their

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