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