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  • 1. OPERATION OVERLORD By Brittany Alexis Rowley and Jenna Leigh Feder
  • 2. Our Objective…
    • Inform you about the events of Operation Overlord (D-Day)
    • Explain the significance of this invasion
    • Tell you some fun facts about D-Day
    • Show you what weapons were used in the invasion
  • 3. What is Operation Overlord?
    • Invasion of France by the Allies in WWII
    • The opening of the Second Front
    • (1944-45)
    • 156,000 troops across English Channel
  • 4. Allies vs. Axis…
    • ALLIES…
      • Australia
      • Canada
      • Free France
      • Norway
      • United Kingdom
      • United States
      • Poland
    • AXIS…
      • Nazi Germany
  • 5. The Map…
  • 6. Assault landing at Omaha Beach
  • 7. For Your General Knowledge…
    • Initial target date: May 14 th 1944
    • Date later changed to June 5 th 1944
    • Inclement weather postponed the date until June 6 th , twenty-four hours later
    • Ended on June 30 th 1944
  • 8. About The Invasion…
    • Invasion began with…
      • Overnight parachute and glider landings
      • Massive air attacks
      • Naval bombardments
      • Early morning amphibious landing
      • More evening parachute landings
    • Forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England
  • 9. Crossing of the English Channel  British troops taking cover after landing at Sword Beach 
  • 10. Landing supplies at Normandy  Reinforcements of men and equipment moving Inland at Omaha Beach 
  • 11. Weapons Used on D-Day…
    • M1 Grand Rifle
    • Thompson Submachine Gun
    • Mark II Frag Grenade
  • 12. More Weapons…
    • GI M1911 Automatic
    • M3 Fighting Knife
  • 13. Significance Of Invasion…
    • First successful opposed landing across English Channel in nine centuries
    • Defeat inflicted on Germans was largest in the war
      • Led to loss of German position in most of France
      • Secure establishment of new major front.
  • 14. Some Fun Facts…
    • Its original name was the “Battle of Normandy”; it was codenamed “Operation Overlord.”
    • It was, and still remains, the largest seaborne invasion in history.
    • Casualties…
      • US – 1,465 dead, 5,183 wounded
      • UK – 2,700 wounded or dead
      • Germany – between 4,000 and 9,000 wounded or dead
  • 15. THE END! YAY! Love always, Brittany and Jenna