The Pros And Cons Of Operation Overlord

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The History Channel site asserts, “ The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.” (D-Day). By December 1941, after great controversy between the isolationists and interventionists of America, the United States made the decision to enter the second world war. Prior to America joining the war, the conflict had stayed between the Axis powers and the Allies, excluding the United States. The rise of the Nazi Party along with the idea of a totalitarian rule is what ultimately led to the conflict between the Axis and Allied powers. Each Axis power knew the American society, economy, and military was not one you would want to go against. Operation Overlord would soon prove this theory. Even though many American …show more content…

Although Stalin turned the USSR into a prosperous, productive society; he is known for ruling by terror. The History Channel site asserts, “Stalin ruled by terror and with a totalitarian grip in order to eliminate anyone who might oppose him. He expanded the powers of the secret police, encouraged citizens to spy on one another and had millions of people killed or sent to the Gulag system of forced labor camps.” (Joseph Stalin). The USSR declared war against the Axis powers after Germany invaded the Soviet Union and broke their Non Aggression Pact. The USSR had a major advantage in this war; their ability to quickly produce war materials and large amount of manpower. In November 1943, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt met in Iran to discuss Stalin’s demand of opening a second front in Europe. Stalin feared the pressure the Red Army was under would create an attack opportunity for the Axis powers. Churchill and Roosevelt argued with Stalin that dropping troops behind enemy lines in West Europe would be too great of a risk. Joseph Stalin was ready to leave the Allies, but word of Operation Overlord convinced him to stay, hoping it would give him the second front he desired for his troops. Although most of Stalin’s army did not attack at the beaches of Normandy, they played a massive role in the victory. According to Pravada, “What many in the west fail to acknowledge is the …show more content…

The American society pays a huge amount of gratitude to those who served in not only the second World War, but especially to those who fought in D-Day. Those soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, knowing it was a suicide mission. D-Day is so greatly celebrated in America because we consider that battle, the turning point in the war for the Allies. After Operation Overlord, we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. The Allies took the feeling of triumph and persisted until the final battle was won, and they could finally return

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