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D-day and the End of WWII
Transcript of D-day and the End of WWII
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Invasion of Normandy/D-Day
-14,000 Troopers and paratroopers
U.S.A: Omaha & Utah
-2,500 casualties V.S 1,200 German
-Hardened German 352nd Division
-2,000 yards off mark
England: Sword & Gold
-Gold was an easy success
-British 50th Army made it 6 miles inland
-Germans were stamped out by 8:00 AM
"Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equiped, and battle hardened, he will fight savagely."
"I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
D-Day - VE Day
D-Day - VE Day
Invasion of Normandy/D-Day
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Battle of the Bulge
April 30, 1945 Berlin.
Hitler and his wife went to their quarters (Führerbunker).
3:30PM a gunshot was heard from the quarters.
D-Day and VE Day: An Overview
-250,00 soldiers into initial assault
-14 German infantry divisions
-against 80,000 Americans
-On Christmas Eve the Allies experienced the first ever attack by jet bombers by 16 German Me-262’s
-It was the largest battle fought by the Americans in WW2
Opposing sides: Axis-Powers and the Allies.
D-Day was the invasion on Nazi-occupied France (Normandy) by the Allies.
VE Day was the day that officially announced of the end of WWII in Europe.
D-Day: American, Canadian, and British troops landed on and attacked 5 code-named beaches on the coast of Normandy.
V-E Day: German General Jodl signed a surrender document and WWII was declared over in Europe.
The Allies were the victors in both D-Day and VE Day.
Hilter and his wife were dead, gun wound and poison.
The gun was Hitler's own.
June 6, 1944
May 8, 1945
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)
Led the Allies during Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge.
V-E Day was when the Western Allies formally excepted the surrender of Nazi Germany.
In 1952, Eisenhower was elected as the 34th President of the United States
was an attempt to push the allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium
Even though it ended the war in Europe, Japan continued to fight.
(Victory in Europe Day)
Eastern Front: U.S.S.R.
The More you Know:
D-Day was largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944
There were 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and about 150,000 service men.
The Allies suffered 10,000 casualties, 4,000 of which were dead.
-During the Conference, the three leaders coordinated their military strategy against Germany and Japan.
-They agreed on attacking occupied France by May 1944
-The British and Americans finally committed to launching Operation Overlord.
College, Professor John A. Tures, LaGrange. "D-Day: 10 Little-Known, Interesting
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8,500 air crafts
06 Mar. 2013
April 16 to April 24 of1945
"Science and Technology of WWII." Science and Technology of WWII. N.p., n.d. Web.
-Dominant leader of the Democratic Party
-32nd president of the U.S.A
-Only American president elected to more than two terms
-"Arsenal of Democracy" which would supply munitions to the Allies
BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.
-known for his leadership of the UK during WW2
-Only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
-Also an officer in the British Army
-Noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which inspired the British people
-Soviet Union played a major role in the defeat of Hitler's Germany
-Demanded assistance from the Allied nations
-In return, he promised aid against Japan once Germany had been defeated
Why Wasn't Rommel in France?
Rank: Field Marshall
Successful leader in almost every battle he fought.
He was losing resources quickly in the N. Africa Campaign
Hitler did not supply Rommel with the troops and equipment he needed
At Normandy, Rommel came up
SO basically, all yalls needs ta know is that Rommel was the figurative Dick that fucks the Africa vagina
Rommel: HEY, HEY ALLIES!
Rommel: NO BALLS
Allies: you little shi-
Rommel: CUZ I BUSTED THEM
Me: do you need some cream for that burn?/ shot
June 6, 1944- August 1944
December 16th 1944- Mid January 1945
with a tactic to use German Panzers to counter-attack Allied invasions
Hitler vetoed the plan, and cost them the victory at Normandy
Instead of in France, Rommel was in Africa helping Italy
"D-Day Overview." National D-Day Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.
Trueman, Chris. "Dwight Eisenhower." History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. 12 Mar. 2013
Why Were D-Day and V-E Day Important?
Had it not occurred, the Western Front would not have been opened and Russia could have become allies with Germany
This alliance could have led to the Axis-Powers being the victors of WWII
V-E Day finally marked the end of World War II in Europe!
This meant people could finally try to carry on like before and rebuild lives and cities, one step at a time
The end of the war meant a fresh start for the people of Europe