The D-Day Attack

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The D-Day Attack On June 6, 1944 about 156,000 soldiers landed on Normandy. The American forces numbered 73,000: 23,000 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha beach, and 13,000 airborne troops. The beaches that they attacked were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beach. In like manner, the Allies attacked just before 12 AM. Most of the soldiers attacked by boat but some by airplane. 13,000 allied paratroopers and gliders carrying heavy equipment leave England to begin the invasion of France by air.The soldiers landed along a 60 mile stretch. Once the soldiers got off the boats the defenders attacked them with heavy machine guns. About 2,000 soldiers died before they were able to get passed the defenders. “The invasion was one of the largest amphibious…show more content…
A two front war is a war in which fighting takes place in separate fronts. This was a major key to defeating the germans “More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.” ( In addition, the Allies and the Axis both knew how important it was to win this war. On D-Day, the Allies arrived and attacked first. The Axis Attacked last. The allie’s powers were the USA, Britain, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and South Africa. The Axis powers were Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria. The allied powers were lead by Greek, Britain, USA, and the Soviet union. Finally, D-day had an outcome which was when the Allies got a foothold of france. The positive thing that came out of that was that by getting a foothold on france, it forced Hitler and his Nazi group to stop the Holocaust. This was a huge blow to the German military. The allies got a foothold on france on June 30th. Which forced the Germans to stop. “The "D" stands for Day. D-Day and H-Hour stand for the secret time/day an operation is scheduled to begin.”

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