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  • 1. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=bwBkQy9CpS0
  • 2. D-DAY
  • 3. “Operation Bodyguard”
  • 4. “Operation Bodyguard”
  • 5. “Operation Overlord”• June 6, 1944• 24,000 airborne troops landing just after midnight• Early morning: Start with bomber planes taking out German guns, then troops storming Normandy Beach• 160,000 total Allied soldiers landed• Americans took west, British and Canadians took east
  • 6. Juno Beach• The first wave suffered 50% casualties• The use of armour was successful at Juno, in some instances actually landing ahead of the infantry as intended and helping to clear a path inland• The Canadians were off the beach within hours and beginning their advance inland• By the end of D-Day, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division had penetrated further into France than any other Allied force

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