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The Battle Of Normandy: The Invasion Of Normandy

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The invasion of Normandy was a successful battle for the allies and a crucial turning point in World War II against Germany. The Allies; Australia, New Zealand, France, Britain, and the U.S. were determined to end the war with Nazi Germany. The Battle of Normandy was very well planned out within the Navy and Army leaders of the allies. The Battle of Normandy was an important battle in Naval History. WWII broke out because Germany was expanding, invading and attacking numerous countries. When Germany started to threaten the U.S’s Allies, America had no choice but to step in. The Invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, also known as Operation OVERLORD, took place because Germany invaded and captured France. Britain was worried that they were next, so actions to prevent this was taken. Important leaders that were in command and helped plan or take action were General Eisenhower, who later becomes president, was the commander of Operation Overlord, Army commander General Bradley and Army General George Patton. Important Naval officers was British Admiral Ramsay who planned Operation Neptune, which was the naval element of Operation Overlord. Naval officer RADM. Alan Kirk was the Commander of the American Western Task Force. On 6th June 1944, also known as DDAY, the Allie forces set out to storm the beaches of Normandy…show more content…
This battle was extremely important to WWII because it liberated Paris, removed the Germans from NW France and was the beginning of the end of the war. The invasion also was a huge psychological blow to Hitler who thought he was impeccable. The Battle of Normandy was also important to naval history because it is the largest amphibious assault in history, having landed 156,000 troops just on DDAY alone. This invasion was also important to naval history because it was the clearest demonstration of sea power. Sea power is by which a nation extends its military power onto the
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