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  1. 1. Operation Overlord Kiera Foster and Jordan Binkley
  2. 2. Creating the invasion <ul><li>George Marshall- Planned the actual invasion </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill met in Teheran to discuss war plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stalin reminded Churchill and Roosevelt that they promised they would conduct an invasion in 1942 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Allied leaders decided they would conduct a major assault in the spring of 1944 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Dwight Eisenhower would be in command </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Overlords <ul><li>General Dwight Eisenhower- Senior commanding officer (Led the whole invasion) </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall Leigh-Mallory, Air Marshall Tedder, Bernard Montgomery and Admiral Bertram </li></ul>
  4. 4. Countries Involved <ul><li>Untied States </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to invade secretly </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to find a way to deceive the Germans into where they would land </li></ul><ul><li>Britain and France </li></ul><ul><li>France occupied Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secret group called the resistance would help the Americans into France </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Invasion Plans <ul><li>COSSAC Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to use two airborne brigades to cover the advance of three landings of infantry in Normandy </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery's Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted five different beaches to be attacked </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time the attacks would be supported by two Airborne divisions deploying on the flanks </li></ul><ul><li>Also wanted each army to have its own beach and not combine forces unless necessary </li></ul>
  6. 6. Troops <ul><li>A total of 6,000 ships were needed for the invasion </li></ul><ul><li>On the beaches of Omaha and Utah a total of 60,000 men and 6,800 vehicles were to be deployed </li></ul><ul><li>43,500 men and 6,000 vehicles were to invade Normandy </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 million men were to be deployed between the allied nations </li></ul>
  7. 7. The French <ul><li>Allies coordinated with the resistance, however they didn’t say to much because they could have traitors in their midst. </li></ul><ul><li>The French disrupted German communication and sabotaged Bridges and led the Germans to believe the attack would take place else ware. </li></ul>
  8. 8. June 6th <ul><li>“D day” </li></ul><ul><li>The Germans weren't expecting it. They thought the Americans wouldn’t attack yet due to needing 4 consecutive days of good weather in order to ever attack. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Normandy <ul><li>Began on the night of June 5, 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 ships sailed away from the British isles toward the Coast of Normandy </li></ul><ul><li>The mission was to liberate Europe </li></ul>
  10. 10. Death Toll <ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>320,000 deaths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>135,000 deaths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom, Canada, and France were the last three </li></ul><ul><ul><li>less than 65,000 deaths </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Death Toll Chart
  12. 12. ANNOTATIONS <ul><li>&quot;Operation Overlord.&quot; History Learning Site . Web. 30 Mar. 2011. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/operation_overlord.htm>.This article gives us a brief definition of what operation overlord means. It also tells where it takes place. The article also mentions who led the battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Boyer, Paul S., and Sterling Stuckey. American Nation in the </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Era . Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2005. Print.This provided us with key information about Operation Overlord. Through the book we learned who planned Operation Overlord. We also discovered that the Allies deceived the Germans into thinking the invasion would be near the English Channel. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Operation Overlord.&quot; Jewish Virtual Library - Homepage . Web. 31 Mar. 2011. <http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/ww2/Overlord.html>.We used this source to find information for our powerpoint. It gives us information about the who, what, when, where, why and how of Operation Overlord. As well as exclusive detail pertaining to the events of Operation Overlord. </li></ul><ul><li>The Navy Art Collection; D-Day, Normandy: Operation Overloard.&quot; Naval History and Heritage Command . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://www.history.navy.mil/ac/d-day/d-day1.htm>. We used this website to find information about the invasion of Normady. It gave us unformation of when this invasion started, and also how many ships were involved. However, not only that ir gave us information of the purpose of the invasion of Normady. </li></ul><ul><li>Death Toll after Operation Overlord.&quot; D-Day (Operation Overlord) . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://doinghistoryproject.tripod.com/id28.html>. This source was used to find infornmation on the death count after Operation Overlord. It gave us number figures. Also we used a picture that shows all of the different countries compared to the others of the number of people that died from their country. </li></ul>