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Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
Allied invasion of normandy
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Power-point of the Normandy Invasion for Middle and High School History classes

Power-point of the Normandy Invasion for Middle and High School History classes

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  • 1. American History ppt.
    Shane McGoff
    EDU 290 Spring 2011
    T/R 11-1215
    Allied invasion of Normandy
  • 2. Operation overlord
    “D” Day: June 6th, 1944
    “H” Hour: 0630 (GMT +2)
    Code name for the Allied Invasion of German occupied Normandy
  • 3. Logistics
    Largest amphibious invasion in history
    More then 160,000 troops
    Over 5,000 ships
    24,000 paratroopers
  • 4. Allied Commanders
    General Dwight Eisenhower; Supreme Commander Allied Forces
    American General that served as Allied Commander
    One of the main planners of D-Day
    Went on to become 34th President of the United States
    Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery
    British General that served as allied ground forces commander
    One of the main planners of D-day
    Celebrated Tank Commander, fought in N. Africa
  • 5. General Eisenhower speaking with troops of the 101st Airborne before the landings
    Field Marshall Montgomery
  • 6. German commanders
    GeneralfelmarschallGerd von Rundstedt
    Commanded Army Group South during the Russian Campaign
    Commanded forces on the Western Front
    Escaped War Crimes conviction due to poor health
    Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
    “Desert Fox” Famous for command in N. Africa
    Commanded German Forces opposing the channel invasion
    His troops were never accused of war crimes
  • 7. Gerd von Rundstadt
    Erwin Rommel
  • 8. 24,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines before initial invason
    Operation Tonga
    British 6th Airborne with elements of Canadian, French and Polish paratroopers
    American Landings
    101st, 82nd Airborne Divisions
    Objective of both landings were to disable German artillery from firing on the landings
    Airborne landings
  • 9. British 3rd Infantry Division with support from Free French Forces
    28,845 soldiers
    Objective was to take the French City of Caen
    Casualties
    At least 680
    Sword
  • 10. US 4th Infantry Division
    32,000 soldiers
    Right Flank of the Allied Assault
    Casualties
    200
    Utah
  • 11. US 1st Infantry Division with elements of the 29th Infantry Division and Army Rangers
    43,250 soldiers
    Most difficult of all Normandy beach heads
    Casualties
    3,000
    Omaha
  • 12. British 50th Infantry Division
    24,970 soldiers
    Objectives were to take the towns of Le Hamel and Arromanches
    Casualties
    400
    Gold
  • 13. Canadian 3rd Infantry Division
    21,400 soldiers
    “The Canadian Beach” Juno was the only beach tasked to Canadian Forces
    Casualties
    340 Dead
    739 Wounded
    Juno
  • 14. Results
    Resounding Allied Victory
    Normandy Beach head was secured and troops and equipment were brought in for the inland push
    Paris surrendered by the Germans on August 25th
    Casualties
    Allied: 10,000
    German: 4,000-9,000
  • 15. Battle of Normandy in pop culture
    The Longest Day 1962
    Starring John Wayne
    Based on the book by Cornelius Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan 1998
    Directed by Steven Spielberg
    Starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon
    Won an Academy Award
    Band of Brothers 2001
    Directed by Steven Spielberg
    HBO Mini-series based on the book by Stephen Ambrose
  • 16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Infantry_waiting_to_move_off_%27Queen_White%27_Beach.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Utah_Beach_Landing.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1944_NormandyLST.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:50th_division.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Canadian_Soldiers_Juno_Beach_Town.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ted_Cane_France.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eisenhower_d-day.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1973-012-43,_Erwin_Rommel.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1987-047-20,_Gerd_v._Rundstedt.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bernard_Law_Montgomery.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Operation_Tonga.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Day#The_landings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword_Beach
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Beach
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_Beach
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_beach
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_Invasion
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rommel
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery_of_Alamein
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerd_von_Rundstedt
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tonga
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_airborne_landings_in_Normandy
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