President Eisenhower's D-Day Invasion

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“The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you” (Eisenhower). This is part of President Eisenhower’s speech that was given on D-Day to the soldiers, sailors, and pilots of the Armed Allies. D-Day was one of the foundations of the end of Nazi Germany. As mentioned in Eisenhower’s speech, many people, not just Jews, were dependent on the Armed Allies for freedom. This is why D-Day was the largest military assaults in history. D-Day, which began on June 6, 1944, was when the American, Canadian, and European forces invaded the shoreline, spanning about 50 miles, of Normandy, France. The goal of D-day was to slow down Germany’s efforts to take over the rest of Europe. There were many steps …show more content…

“Before the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy in history’s largest amphibious assault, they staged one of history’s greatest military deceptions—Operation Bodyguard. The top-secret ruse—complete with rubber tanks, body doubles, fake radio chatter and double agents—successfully duped Adolf Hitler and Nazi commanders and laid the groundwork for D-Day success on June 6, 1944” (Klein). One of the major components that helped the Allies successfully launch this operation was because of the extensive planning. The Allies knew that if Germany didn’t know about when and where the Allies would attack, it would give them a great advantage. To do this, the Allies set up a hoax. First, the Allies found German spies and told them false information to report. Then, the Allies created a phantom fighting force and gave false information via radio, which they knew the Germans were eavesdropping on. The Allied code-breakers could decipher Germany’s communications, and that is when the Allies knew that their hoax had been a success. Because of this planning, the Allies were well on their way towards victory by the time Germans realized what

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