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