D-Day<br />June 6th, 1944<br />
What was the situation in 1944?<br />The Russians have defeated the Germans and are advancing in the East<br />The Allies ...
Italy<br />From July 10th to August 17th – the Allies including the Canadians fought and took Sicily from the German Army ...
The Italians Surrender<br />On the 8th of September, 1943, the Italian Government surrenders<br />The Allied planners thou...
The Battle for Italy<br />When Italy formally surrendered on September 8th, the Italians separated into two camps, pro-All...
The Move on to France<br />Having the Germans occupied in Italy allowed the allies to move forward with their plan to open...
The Plan<br />Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt agreed it was time to open up a new front in the West through the b...
Normandy It Is!<br />Normandy is a peninsula on the French Coast<br />It was chosen because the Germans expected the attac...
The Criteria<br />The enemy must remain ignorant of the proposed landing site<br />The enemy must be prevented from bringi...
Operation “Overlord”<br />There would be five sectors that would be attacked:<br />Utah – American<br />Omaha – American<b...
The Attack – June 6th, 1944<br />Operation Overlord Simulation<br />
The Atlantic Wall<br />The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the Germans between  1...
The Atlantic Wall<br />Early in 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was assigned to improve the defenses of the Wall. <br />R...
The Atlantic Wall!<br />
The Time Has Come<br />On the evening of June 5th paratroopers dropped in to secure bridges for the allied advance<br />He...
The Battle for Normandy<br />For the first month following the D-Day landings, a stalemate developed during which the Alli...
The Liberation of Northwest Europe<br />September 1944 the British captured the Belgian port of Antwerp <br />It was a key...
The Soviets Arrive – Berlin Falls<br />By 2 May, the Reichstag, the old German parliament falls and Berlin surrenders to M...
VE-Day<br />The major Allied ground offensive from the west against German territory began on 8 February 1945 <br />In Apr...
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  1. 1. D-Day<br />June 6th, 1944<br />
  2. 2. What was the situation in 1944?<br />The Russians have defeated the Germans and are advancing in the East<br />The Allies are victorious in Africa and launch an assault on mainland Italy through Sicily<br />
  3. 3. Italy<br />From July 10th to August 17th – the Allies including the Canadians fought and took Sicily from the German Army – Codenamed “Operation Husky”<br />The Campaign of Italy was designed to take the pressure off their Russian Allies and pull German troops out of north-western Europe readying the area for Operation “Overlord”<br />9th September, 1943 the attack began on Italy<br />The Canadians were forced to fight for every metre of the mountainous terrain as the Germans refused to give it up<br />Italian Campaign Animated Map<br />
  4. 4. The Italians Surrender<br />On the 8th of September, 1943, the Italian Government surrenders<br />The Allied planners thought the Italian Campaign would be over in a matter of weeks.<br />They were wrong. Italy would represent frustration and death for thousands of Allied soldiers in a bitter stagnated fight. <br />It would be a year before Allied troops entered Rome, and the Invasion of France would overshadow that victory.<br />
  5. 5. The Battle for Italy<br />When Italy formally surrendered on September 8th, the Italians separated into two camps, pro-Allied and pro-German factions. <br />On September 9, the Allies landed Americans at Salerno and the British landed at Taranto<br />By September 26 the Allies had built a force of 189,000 men and 30,000 vehicles. <br />Following the Italian surrender, the German Army took control of the defence of Germany<br />
  6. 6. The Move on to France<br />Having the Germans occupied in Italy allowed the allies to move forward with their plan to open up the long awaited western front in Europe<br />
  7. 7. The Plan<br />Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt agreed it was time to open up a new front in the West through the beaches of France<br />The obvious choice for a landing area was the Pas de Calais so the Allies decided to attack in Normandy instead but believed they had to deceive the Germans they intended to attack elsewhere<br />
  8. 8. Normandy It Is!<br />Normandy is a peninsula on the French Coast<br />It was chosen because the Germans expected the attack to be on the Pas de Calais<br />
  9. 9. The Criteria<br />The enemy must remain ignorant of the proposed landing site<br />The enemy must be prevented from bringing up reinforcements quickly once the allies landed<br />Complete Allied air and naval superiority in the English Channel <br />Local defences must largely be destroyed by air and sea bombardment<br />
  10. 10. Operation “Overlord”<br />There would be five sectors that would be attacked:<br />Utah – American<br />Omaha – American<br />Gold – British<br />Juno – Canadian<br />Sword - British<br />
  11. 11. The Attack – June 6th, 1944<br />Operation Overlord Simulation<br />
  12. 12. The Atlantic Wall<br />The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the Germans between 1942 and 1944 <br />Built along the western coast of Europe to defend against an anticipated Anglo-American led Allied invasion of the continent from Great Britain.<br />Fritz Todt, the designer of the Siegfried Line along the Franco-German border, was the chief engineer <br />Thousands of forced laborers were forced to construct these permanent fortifications along the Dutch, Belgian and French coasts<br />
  13. 13. The Atlantic Wall<br />Early in 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was assigned to improve the defenses of the Wall. <br />Rommel believed the existing coastal fortifications were entirely inadequate.<br />A string of reinforced concrete pillboxes were built along the beaches to house machine guns, antitank guns, and light artillery. <br />Minefields and antitank obstacles were planted on the beaches and underwater obstacles and mines were planted in the waters just off shore to destroy incoming craft<br />By the time of the invasion, the Germans had laid almost 6 million mines in northern France. <br />
  14. 14. The Atlantic Wall!<br />
  15. 15. The Time Has Come<br />On the evening of June 5th paratroopers dropped in to secure bridges for the allied advance<br />Heavy bombers dropped their payloads on what was supposed to be the beach defences<br />In the early morning the largest armada of ships left Britain for the French coast<br />
  16. 16. The Battle for Normandy<br />For the first month following the D-Day landings, a stalemate developed during which the Allies built up their forces <br />In July Canadian troops helped capture Caen and then turned towards Falaise where they aimed at joining an American advance from the south to encircle the German forces in Normandy. <br />By August 21, the Germans had either retreated or been destroyed between the Canadian-British and American pincers <br />The ten-week Normandy Campaign cost the Canadians alone more than 18,000 casualties, 5000 of them fatal. <br />
  17. 17. The Liberation of Northwest Europe<br />September 1944 the British captured the Belgian port of Antwerp <br />It was a key victory for the allies because they desperately required its docking facilities to bring in supplies. <br />The problem was that the Germans occupied both banks of the 70-kilometre long Scheldt River estuary linking Antwerp to the sea. <br /><ul><li>Realizing the value of Antwerp to the Allied supply line, the 2nd Canadian Army under the command of Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds was assigned to the task of securing the Scheldt Estuary</li></li></ul><li>The Final Days<br />In April 1945, the battle is coming to a close. <br />On the 30th April, Hitler commits suicide together with his mistress Eva Braun hours after they were married. <br />Hitler gave strict orders for his body to be burned, so that his enemies wouldn't do what they had done to Mussolini, who was publicly displayed hanging upside down. <br />
  18. 18. The Soviets Arrive – Berlin Falls<br />By 2 May, the Reichstag, the old German parliament falls and Berlin surrenders to Marshall Zukhov, who receives the honour of being the conqueror of Berlin. <br />The battle for Berlin cost the Soviets over 70,000 dead. Many of them died because of the haste with which the campaign was conducted.<br />
  19. 19. VE-Day<br />The major Allied ground offensive from the west against German territory began on 8 February 1945 <br />In April, Canadian troops liberated most of the Netherlands <br />The Germans formally surrendered on 8 May 1945, known as Victory-in-Europe, or ‘V-E’ Day <br />
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