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Transcript of WWII D-Day
Over 425,000 Dead
Allied Deaths (Jedi or Harry Potter)
Over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces.
Nazi Deaths (The First Order or Lord Voldemort)
The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men
Vol WWII No. II
A WEATHER DELAY: JUNE 5, 1944
Invasion: The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Date: June 6, 1944
Location: Normandy, Fance
Result: Descisive Allied Victory
Combatents: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Nazi Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Free Belgin Forces and Free French Forces
Eisenhower selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be delayed for 24 hours.
On the morning of June 5, after his meteorologist predicted improved conditions for the following day, Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord.
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Planning for D Day
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
The invasion was one of the most ambitious military assault in history and took extensive planning to play out.
Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target.
What Does D-Day Mean
decision day, doomsday
are all names that many people think that D-Day means but the real meaning of the D is simply Day.
This coded designation was
used for the day of any important invasion or military operation.
The days before and after a D-Day were indicated using plus and
minus signs: D-4 meant four days before a D-Day, while D+7 meant seven days after a