D-Day

The designated day of decisions and death....

In the early morning of June 6, 1944, three Allied airborne divisions parachuted behind enemy lines in northwestern France to cut communications and conquer important roads, bridges, and airfields. Six hours later, a force of American, British, and Canadian troops invaded the coast of France at Normandy. They had thousands of ships with them which held supplies, men, and vehicles. The Allies also had thousands of planes in the assault. The planes carried paratroopers and dropped bombs on the enemy. The Allies attacked Normandy on five beaches. The beaches were code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Omaha has heavy with Germans, but the Allies managed to get 250,000 solders past the beach within 24 hours of the invasion. The Allies slowly fought their way inland. They got to Paris on August 19, and kept moving forward. By September they had cleared France and German troops. This was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the beginning of victory for the Allies.