D-Day Invasion Research Paper - Waters 1 Elizabeth Waters Mrs Stone United States History 7 May 2016 D-Day invasion Throughout American History there

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Waters Elizabeth Waters Mrs. Stone United States History 7 May 2016 D-Day invasion Throughout American History, there have been several battles and disputes. Some of the battles have had larger impacts that others. One of these large battles is known as World War II (WWII). A significant day within WWII is known as D-Day. This day “was about more than defeating fascism; it was about the reseeding of democratic regimes on the Eurasian landmass (Lyon). During World War II, there were key people involved in the strategic planning of the D- Day invasion and the effect of that invasion had a significant impact that caused this day to still be remembered. World War II was fought between two groups of countries. One side was the Axis Powers, which included German, Italy, and Japan. The other side was known as the Allies and included Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China, and the United States of America (D-Day, the Battle of Normandy). The D-Day Invasion, took place on June 6, 1944. At this time, the Nazi army was taking control of France and Europe. The Allied forces lead by General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander and two other American men, and four British leaders developed Operation Overlord (The National WWII Museum). General Eisenhower finalized a plan that called for landing two airborne brigades and three army divisions in Normandy. General Bernard Montgomery lead the ground forces at Omaha Beach and Normandy. The two British divisions 1
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Waters and a Canadian division would land on beaches to the east and separate from Omaha (The Longest Day: D-Day - The Invasion of Normandy). General Dwight D. Eisenhower made the executive decision to send out all troops on June 6, 1944, with the help of his War Plans Division (The Longest Day: D-Day - The Invasion of Normandy). Deception was a major force is the planning of the attack. Winston Churchill was significant in the deception of the Operation Overlord plan (The National WWII Museum). The
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  • Spring '16
  • Megan Stone
  • History, D-Day, World War II, Normandy Landings, Invasion of Normandy, National WWII Museum

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