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The Importance of The D-Day Invasion

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Sandee Spilker

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of The Importance of The D-Day Invasion

The Importance of D-Day Why was D-Day so important? Why was D-Day so important? The D-Day Invasion, known as the "start of the end", was a very crucial battle for the Allied forces. But, the question is, why did this short battle have such a great significance and lasting impact on the ending of World War Two? First... The invasion of D-Day also opened up, as facts state, "a second major front against Germany which convinced the Russians to remain in the war" ("World"). After D-Day, the Russians continued to help fight with the Allies against Germany. Without their help, the outcome of World War two would have been significantly different. Second... Lastly, as facts again state, "The invasion of Normandy was also a means of countering Russia's growing Communist influence in Europe" ("World"). Before D-Day, it was clear to the Allies that the Germans eventually would be defeated at some future point. Although, the Americans along with the Britain's were concerned what the Russians would do. Basically, the Russians could decide to fight with them, or make a separate peace treaty with Germany. Operation Overload put Britain and Americas fears to rest, and stopped this from happening. Third... Because... Before General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered his troops to invade the beaches of Normandy, the Allied forces were fighting their battles in Southern Europe. They were attacking Germany and Italy, but far away from the country of Germany itself. Therefore, Operation Overload was considered the first major threat to the Germans control of Western Europe. This factor alone was of major importance in hastening the end of World War two. First, it was the first major threat to the Germans control of Western Europe. Second, D-Day opened up a second major front against Germany. And third, it convinced the Russians to fight with the Allies.
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