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  • 1. D-Day: The Invasion of Europe The beginning of the end.
  • 2. Background
    • US enters the war in Dec 1941 when Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
    • US joins Great Britain & USSR against the Axis
    • US troops fight throughout Africa and Italy against the Nazis 1942-1944
  • 3. A Plea from the east
    • Stalin pleaded with the US and Great Britain to open a second front in the west.
    • The resources that were needed to overcome the Germans in the East were immense
    • Russia had been fighting Germany alone for three years and wanted help.
  • 4. Ike takes control
    • US General Eisenhower is supreme Allied commander
    • An invasion into France had to take place to free the rest of Europe
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  • 6. Allied Plan
    • Make the Germans believe the attack will be at Pas de Calais
    • Form the largest army and naval armada EVER seen on the face of the earth
    • All without the Germans finding out!
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  • 10. Allied Plan
    • Establish a beach head
    • Press inland once beach head is secured and reinforcements make it ashore
  • 11. The Germans Defense: The Atlantic Wall 1942-44
    • General Rommel given command of Normandy
    • Stop the Allies at the French coast
    • Built 15,000 fortifications
    • 11 million tons of concrete
    • 1 million tonnes of steel
    • Land mines, barbwire, machine gun bunkers, artillery
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  • 19. June 5-6, 1944
    • British and American Paratroopers take off for Normandy to secure bridge heads, towns, and other vital locations
    • British and American troops board the largest fleet of ships ever seen (7,000)
  • 20. D- Day June 6 th 1944
    • The Invasion:
    • 156,000 allied troops
    • 11,590 aircraft
    • 7,000 ships
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  • 27. The cost in lives: June 6 th 1944
    • 10,000 Allies killed and wounded
    • 4,000-9,000 Germans
  • 28. Normandy was only the beginning:
    • Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.(July-August 1944)
    • The battle for the Normandy coast was only the beginning of a bitter fight as the Allies paid a heavy cost to reach Paris and eventually Germany itself.
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  • 30. Why were the Allies so successful?
    • Good planning
    • The Germans had been bleed dry in the east by the Red Army
    • Many German defenders of Normandy were not even German!
    • The surprise that the attack came at Normandy!