D-Day (Operation Overlord)

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D-Day (Operation Overlord)

  1. 1. D-Day(Operation Overlord)
  2. 2. “Invasion Is On”• June 6, 1944• GOAL – for the Allies to invade Normandy, France to gain a foothold in Europe• largest amphibious assault in history• required extensive and precise planning
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  4. 4. Planning• weather – originally scheduled for June 5th• spring tide• full moon• other false operations had to be achieved prior to the invasion – false operations – falsely fabricated operations leaked by the Allies in order to trick the Nazis into thinking the invasion would happen at Calais
  5. 5. Deception• Operation Fortitude – tricked the Germans into believing that the invasion of Europe would take place at Calais rather than Normandy
  6. 6. D-Day Information• Dwight D. Eisenhower – Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces• 156,000 troops invaded• 11,590 aircraft used• 6,939 ships used• by the end of the invasion… – 326,547 troops had landed – 54,186 vehicles had landed – 104,428 tons of supplies had landed
  7. 7. D-Day TimelineJune 6, 1944 1:00 am: Allied paratroops are dropped behind German lines 3:30 am: Assault troops start loading onto Allied boats back in England 5:58 am: 702 Allied warships start firing towards the German- guarded coast. 6:30 am-Noon: The battle for Omaha beach was one of themost difficult and bloodiest. 7:30 pm: The Germans hadnt surrendered, but the Alliedtroops had secured the German posts along the coastline, just not enough inland to avoid German artillery attacks on unloading points.

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