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D Day

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Tanner Steingard

on 27 April 2010

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D Day American troops were brought to the beaches in landing craft. Many of them had to open their front ramp door early because of heavy fire. After the men jumped off and into the water, they had to go against strong tides that were often above their heads. Once the Americans made it onto shore, they still had to cross around 300 yards of open beach to get the the base of the bluff while the Germans were constantly firing at them. ALLIES On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along the 50-mile stretch of heavily guarded French coastline to take on the Nazis on the beaches in Normandy, France. The Allies had more than 5,000 ships and over 13,000 aircraft that went into battle. After day one, the Allies had lost more than 9,000 troops, but had a good foot-hold on the enemy. The Allies had to make their way through the Germans' mines, machine gun bunkers, artilery, and barbed wire in order to get to the core of the fight. Both sides fought hard, but the Allies kept pushing the Germans back until they ran into the Russian forces. Six parachute regiments dropped over 15,000 men that went to cut the railroad lines, blow up bridges, and break up landing fields. Roughly 209,000 Allies were either kille, wounded, or went missing during D Day. German that were captured by the Allies were sent immediately to prisoner-of-war camps in America at roughly 30,000 each month. The Allies had captured a total of 200,000 German soldiers. Allies Won
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