D-Day Normandy

Brett Harris, Timothy Rigsby 3rd

D-day

The Germans knew a invasion was coming

The Normandy landings code name was Neptune

The people of Normandy called the invasion the allied invasion

Over 150,000 allied troops were involved

About 5,000 ships and more than 10,00 planes were used

160,000 soldiers landed June 6 1944

The battle started with the paratroopers

The invasion of Normandy started in the west

Another nickname is the Operation Overlord

It was one of the largest invasions

29th divisions crossed the beach line in force

After the battle they started Operation cobra

It had been four long years since France had been overrun and the British compelled to leave continental Europe

Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944

They trained endlessly for the battle

The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs

The Utah landing was successful, but the fighting at the Omaha beach was fierce

In the next stage of the battle thousands of planes dropped bombs on German defenses

There were 5 key beaches along a 50 mile stretch of Normnady’s coastline

Germany had invaded France and was trying to take over all of Europe including Britain

Less than a week later on June 11, the beaches were fully secured and over 326,000 troops, more than 50,000 vehicles and some 100,000 tons of equipment had landed at Normandy.

The Allied forces then prepared to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet troops moving in from the east.

D-Day, 6 June 1944, would go down as the most successful invasion in history.

At Omaha, the high-cliff terrain favoured the Germans, resulting in 2,500 US casualties there

The Allies faced 50 enemy divisions and losses were huge

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