Importance Of D-Day

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WWII Research Report- Why Was D-Day so Significant to the Allied Victory in WWII? D-Day is the largest amphibious attack in the history of US Armed Forces. I chose to do this topic because I wanted to know more about this day in our American history. I also really wanted to know what the “D” in D-Day meant. This essay is about different facts in and around D-Day. We will learn who commanded the troops, what does the “D” in D-Day stand for, how close did it come to failure, and what would've happened if we were not successful. General Dwight. D. Eisenhower, served as the Supreme Allied Commander of all European Forces while preparing for D-Day. After the war was over, General Eisenhower would become President Eisenhower and serve two terms…show more content…
The official military action was code named, Operation Overlord referring to the Battle of Normandy. Whether it’s because it was easier for newspapers to print and school children to remember, no one knows, but we’ve come to call the invasion of Normandy D-Day. Surprisingly, D-Day actually has little meaning at all. The D could actually have been any other letter in the alphabet. But the letter D does have a common military reference to the beginning of an attack, or combat related action. This is the military’s +/- system. So say someone had written D+2, this would mean two days after the invasion began. D-3 would be three days before the invasion. So D-Day is a common military term for the day on which an operation of work is arranged to begin, the D was just common military jargon and easy to remember…show more content…
There were many things that could have gone wrong in the planning of D-Day. What if the weather forecast had been wrong. Both sides of the War helped the allies achieve victory on D-Day. First the Allied Forces meteorologist, Capt. James Sagg made the right call on the day and time for the Allied Forces to start the invasion. Sagg was the only meteorologist that had contact with Eisenhower. Sagg made the final call on going ahead with the invasion. His recommendation postponed the invasion one day longer than the original invasion day, but the delay saved thousands of lives and equipment through his prediction of better weather on June 6. Second, the Nazi Generals had very bad information on the weather. Many of the Generals and soldiers actually weren't at there post when the invasion began. Most of them were out playing foolish war games because the Nazi meteorologist told the Generals the weather would be too bad for an invasion until mid-June. Because of those two meteorologists that made two different suggestions the Allied Forces came away with the win on D-Day (Bastasch). Everyone knows that the D-Day victory allowed the Allied Forces to finally begin taking back France and gave us a stronghold to begin the long battles fighting

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