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D-DAY

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Angela Robinson

on 4 April 2013

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miranda wyatt jamie & kodi D-Day a series of important questions and answer to help you understand D-DAY. how did the warships attempt to protect the soldiers? operation overload what was the name of this invasion? massive landing on the beaches of normandy in northern france. what did the plan call for? on the morning of june 6,1944 when was d-day recorded in history? by a cover of gun fire WHO WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF PLANNING THE INVASION? general eisenhower was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces When Dwight Eisenhower outlined his intentions for the Normandy Invasion, the list began:

Land on the Normandy Coast.
Build up the resources needed for decisive battles in the Normandy-Brittany region. By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quick-wittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day's end, 155,000 Allied troops--Americans, British and Canadians--had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches. 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion who lead the breakout from the beaches? U.S. General omar bradley thanks for whatchin :)
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