Operation Overlord: The Battle Of Normandy

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As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion fleet became visible crossing the choppy waters of the English Channel to France. None of those who took part in D-day, whether soldier, sailor, or airman, would forever forget the sight. It was by far the biggest amphibious invasion force ever known, with more than 5,000 ships carrying 175,000 troops. The view from the air was breath taking. Many pilots said later that the sea was packed so full of ships that it almost looked as if you could walk to France. It was the largest invasion attempt by anyone ever! The main point was to defeat Germany. The Allied nations invaded five different beaches. They needed to take Hitler by surprise. The Allied nations made Hitler and his armies believe they were attacked somewhere else. The attack was the beginning of the end.…show more content…
They were Australia, Canada, Belgium, France, Czechoslovakia, Greece, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, United Kingdom, and the United States. There were many soldiers from different nations involved in the operation. As a whole they were one army but separately they were 12 different armies. Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy. It was also called D-day, and Operation Neptune. Operation Overlord was the beginning of the end of World War II. Allied troops stormed through German forces on June 6, 1944, and finally concord them by August 30, 1944.…show more content…
It was also called D-day, and Operation Neptune. Operation Overlord was the beginning of the end of World War II. Allied troops stormed through German forces on June 6, 1944, and finally concord them by August 30,
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