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D-Day presentation

world war II

Kelsey Morrison

on 18 May 2011

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D-Day-The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II (June 6, 1944). Why did d-day happen? D-Day happend because France was occupied by Nazi Germany and needed to be freed. Also It was recognized that the war could not be won without American intervention. So D-Day was organized to put an end to world war II What is D-Day? What happend on D-Day? The attack began when allied planes and warships bombarded German positions along the coastline. This was to damage the defences making it easier for the troops to get ashore.
At the same time planes and gliders dropped tens of thousands of allied soldiers behind the German defences. They took control of important roads and bridges. This made it harder for the German army to rush extra men towards areas where the troops were landing.
Thousands of ships set out from the south coast of England, in all over 6,000 vessels joined the attack. They were supported by over 11,000 planes. The naval force crossed the channel overnight.
At 6.30am on 6 June troops started to land on the beaches of Normandy which included Gold, Juno, Sward, Utah, and Omaha
By the end of D-Day the allies had put 156,000 troops ashore in Normandy. Gold Beach the centre beach of the five designated landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted and taken from defending German troops on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), by units of the British 50th Infantry Division. Juno Beach The second beach from the east among the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), by units of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, who took heavy casualties in the first wave but by the end of the day succeeded in wresting control of the area from defending German troops. The easternmost beach of the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D-Day of the invasion), by units of the British 3rd Division, with French and British commandos attached. Shortly after midnight on D-Day morning, elements of the 6th Airborne Division, in a daring glider-borne assault, seized bridges inland from the beach and also silenced artillery pieces that threatened the seaborne landing forces Sward Beach Utah beach Utah Beach was the code name for the right flank, or westernmost, of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available. Despite being substantially off course, the US 4th Infantry Division (part of VII corps) landed with relatively little resistance. Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II.

The beach is located on the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, and is 5 miles (8 km) long, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary. Landings here were necessary in order to link up the British landings to the east at Gold beach with the American landing to the west at Utah beach, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops, with sea transport provided by the U.S. Navy and elements of the Royal Navy. Omaha Beach Who were the allied powers? The United States, Great Britian, France, Canada, and the Soviet Union were the major players of the Allied powers. Who were the axis powers? The "Axis" powers were a military and political alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan. Who was the leader of the United States? Most famously it was General MacArthur, althoug technically it was President Franklin Roosevelt. General MacArthur Franklin Roosevelt Utah Beach Omaha Beach Sward Beach Juno Beach Gold Beach D-Day Who was the leader of Great Britian? Sir Winston Churchill was the leader of Great Britian during world war II Winston Churchill Who was the leader of France? Charles Gaulle was France's leader durring the invasion of Normandy...A.K.A. D-day Charles Gaulle Who was the leader of Canada? William Mackenzie was Canada's leader durring D-day. William Mackenzi Who was the leader of the Soviet Union? Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin Who was the leader of Germany? Adolf Hitler was Germany's leader Who was the leader of Japan? Emperor Hirohito was Japans leader. However, his Prime Ministers, Hideki Tojo and Fumimaro Konoe did work along-side him. Who was the Leader of Italy? Benito Mussolini was the leader of Italy durring D-Day Emperor Hirohito Prime Minister
Hideki Tojo Prime Minister
Fumimaro Konoe Benito Mussolini Adolf Hitler Who won D-Day? The Allies were able to invade the beaches that day and establish a place for troops and equipment to come ashore. With the forces that came, the allies were able to defeat the Axis powers and eventually destroy Hitler.
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