Invasion of Normandy
When did it happen?        The region’s greatest battle        began on June 6, 1944,        commonly known as D-day,     ...
Where did it happen?    The Allies had to invade France. They made the   Germans think that they would land in Calais, the...
What happened?      The Allies landed on the      beaches of Normandy. They      also sent thousands of      paratroopers ...
Only fine leadership by theofficers saved theAmerican force on OmahaBeach and by the end ofthe second day, they tookthe Ge...
The Allies had complete control of the air and nowthey sent thousands of more men into France. Within   a short time, the ...
Who? The Allies that landed againstthe Germans in Normandywere the Americans, British,and Canadians. There werealso units ...
Why?In Europe, Germany was at warwith the Allies. First, Germanyattacked Poland on September 1, 1939. War was declaredthre...
How many people           died?Around 100,000 men diedbefore the Germanopposition fell. Normandythus has an abundance ofwa...
How many people          died?Around 100,000 men diedbefore the Germanopposition fell. Normandythus has an abundance ofwar...
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Invasion of Normandy

  1. 1. Invasion of Normandy
  2. 2. When did it happen? The region’s greatest battle began on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-day, when 45,000 allied troops landed on the beaches near Bayeux. The very hedgerows that are such a feature of Normandy countryside were responsible for making it difficult for soldiers to fight during the Battle of Normandy.
  3. 3. Where did it happen? The Allies had to invade France. They made the Germans think that they would land in Calais, theFrench town nearest to England but they attacked the peninsula of Normandy which the Germans did not expect because it was rather far from Calais.
  4. 4. What happened? The Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. They also sent thousands of paratroopers who landed in parachutes and gliders. The British forces landed without too many problems and lost few men. The Americans had terrible luck, especially at Omaha Beach. They lost thousands of men in the first day. Many men were killed as soon as they came out of the landing craft.
  5. 5. Only fine leadership by theofficers saved theAmerican force on OmahaBeach and by the end ofthe second day, they tookthe German bunkers. Withtime, the American, Britishand Canadian forcesjoined together and thenthey went on to conquerCherbourg, an importanttown in Normandy.
  6. 6. The Allies had complete control of the air and nowthey sent thousands of more men into France. Within a short time, the Allies, thanks to the Normandy Landing. captured Paris from the Germans. Thanks to the success of the Normandy Landing, World War II ended sooner
  7. 7. Who? The Allies that landed againstthe Germans in Normandywere the Americans, British,and Canadians. There werealso units of Poles andFrenchmen who fought in theAllied armies but were underAmerican and Britishcommand.
  8. 8. Why?In Europe, Germany was at warwith the Allies. First, Germanyattacked Poland on September 1, 1939. War was declaredthree days later. The IberianPeninsula was occupied byGermany and the allies as wellas the Soviet Union on June 22,1942.The Soviets became allies ofGreat Britain and the UnitedStates after that. The WesternAllies decided to open thesecond front by invadingFrance. 
  9. 9. How many people  died?Around 100,000 men diedbefore the Germanopposition fell. Normandythus has an abundance ofwar memorials, museumsand cemeteries, especiallyaround the Bayeux area andthe beaches just north ofthere.
  10. 10. How many people died?Around 100,000 men diedbefore the Germanopposition fell. Normandythus has an abundance ofwar memorials, museumsand cemeteries, especiallyaround the Bayeux area andthe beaches just north ofthere.

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