OPERATION OVERLORD By Brittany Alexis Rowley and Jenna Leigh Feder
Our Objective… <ul><li>Inform you about the events of Operation Overlord (D-Day) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the significanc...
What is Operation Overlord? <ul><li>Invasion of France by the Allies in WWII </li></ul><ul><li>The opening of the Second F...
Allies vs. Axis… <ul><li>ALLIES… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
The Map…
Assault landing at Omaha Beach
For Your General Knowledge… <ul><li>Initial target date: May 14 th  1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Date later changed to June 5 th...
About The Invasion… <ul><li>Invasion began with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overnight parachute and glider landings </li></ul><...
Crossing of the English Channel  British troops taking cover after landing at Sword Beach 
Landing supplies at Normandy  Reinforcements of men and equipment moving Inland at Omaha Beach 
Weapons Used on D-Day… <ul><li>M1 Grand Rifle </li></ul><ul><li>Thompson Submachine Gun </li></ul><ul><li>Mark II Frag Gre...
More Weapons… <ul><li>GI M1911 Automatic </li></ul><ul><li>M3 Fighting Knife </li></ul>
Significance Of Invasion… <ul><li>First successful opposed landing across English Channel in nine centuries </li></ul><ul>...
Some Fun Facts… <ul><li>Its original name was the “Battle of Normandy”; it was codenamed “Operation Overlord.” </li></ul><...
THE END! YAY! Love always, Brittany and Jenna
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Operation Overlord

  1. 1. OPERATION OVERLORD By Brittany Alexis Rowley and Jenna Leigh Feder
  2. 2. Our Objective… <ul><li>Inform you about the events of Operation Overlord (D-Day) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the significance of this invasion </li></ul><ul><li>Tell you some fun facts about D-Day </li></ul><ul><li>Show you what weapons were used in the invasion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Operation Overlord? <ul><li>Invasion of France by the Allies in WWII </li></ul><ul><li>The opening of the Second Front </li></ul><ul><li>(1944-45) </li></ul><ul><li>156,000 troops across English Channel </li></ul>
  4. 4. Allies vs. Axis… <ul><li>ALLIES… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AXIS… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nazi Germany </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Map…
  6. 6. Assault landing at Omaha Beach
  7. 7. For Your General Knowledge… <ul><li>Initial target date: May 14 th 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Date later changed to June 5 th 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Inclement weather postponed the date until June 6 th , twenty-four hours later </li></ul><ul><li>Ended on June 30 th 1944 </li></ul>
  8. 8. About The Invasion… <ul><li>Invasion began with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overnight parachute and glider landings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive air attacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naval bombardments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early morning amphibious landing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More evening parachute landings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crossing of the English Channel  British troops taking cover after landing at Sword Beach 
  10. 10. Landing supplies at Normandy  Reinforcements of men and equipment moving Inland at Omaha Beach 
  11. 11. Weapons Used on D-Day… <ul><li>M1 Grand Rifle </li></ul><ul><li>Thompson Submachine Gun </li></ul><ul><li>Mark II Frag Grenade </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Weapons… <ul><li>GI M1911 Automatic </li></ul><ul><li>M3 Fighting Knife </li></ul>
  13. 13. Significance Of Invasion… <ul><li>First successful opposed landing across English Channel in nine centuries </li></ul><ul><li>Defeat inflicted on Germans was largest in the war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led to loss of German position in most of France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure establishment of new major front. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Some Fun Facts… <ul><li>Its original name was the “Battle of Normandy”; it was codenamed “Operation Overlord.” </li></ul><ul><li>It was, and still remains, the largest seaborne invasion in history. </li></ul><ul><li>Casualties… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US – 1,465 dead, 5,183 wounded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK – 2,700 wounded or dead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany – between 4,000 and 9,000 wounded or dead </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. THE END! YAY! Love always, Brittany and Jenna

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