Operation Overlord Research Paper

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On September 1, 1939, World War II was started. September 2, 1945 was when the war finally ended after six long years of battling. The result of the United States dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, Japan was what ended the war. The war was fought between the Allies, and the Axis. Many of the Allied forces are still at peace with each other to this day. Multiple major events, and battles happened during World War II. D-Day was the name of the day that the allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France during WWII. The allied forces were on their way to liberate the Jewish people in Eastern Europe. Operation Overlord was the name of the operation to invade Normandy. 425,000 is the total number of men who were either missing, wounded, or killed during the invasion for both Germans, and Americans. At the end of the day, the Americans became victorious, but they also had many of their soldiers eradicated by the enemies. After the Germans surrendered, the Japanese were the only enemies left. The Americans wanted revenge for getting bombed at Pearl Harbor. The U.S. did give the Japanese a chance to surrender though. After the Japanese said no, the U.S. dropped a bomb called “little boy” on Hiroshima, Japan. Even after a bomb …show more content…

On August 9, 1945, just three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the U.S. came back and dropped a more powerful bomb called “Fat Man.” This time on the city of Nagasaki. The 21 kiloton bomb killed forty-thousand humans, instantly. Many people listened in for the reports and results of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima over household radios. After this bomb demolished the city of Nagasaki, Japan surrendered to the U.S, which resulted in the end of one of the deadliest wars in history, World War

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