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airborne divisions dropped behind German positions. When the sun set on the “longest day,” the Allies had a tenuous toehold in France. 3.The next few weeks brought limited success. The Allies secured their beachheads and poured more than a million men and hundreds of thousands of vehicles ashore in the first six weeks. However, the German defenders kept them pinned along a narrow coastal strip. Operation OVERLORD, the code name for the entire campaign across northern France, met renewed success in late July and August.4.U.S. troops finally broke through the German lines around the town of St.-Lô and then drew a ring around the Germans that slowly closed on the town of Falaise. The Germans lost a quarter of a million troops.5.The German command chose to regroup closer to Germany rather than fight in France. The Allies liberated Paris on August 25; Free French forces (units that had never surrendered to the Nazis) led the entry. The drive toward Germany was the largest U.S. operation of the war. The only impediments appeared to be winter weather and getting enough supplies to the rapidly advancing armies.C.Victory and Tragedy in Europe1.Introductiona.In the last months of 1944, massive airstrikes finally began to reduce German war production, which had actually increased during 1943 and much of 1944. b.The Americans flew daylight raids from airbases in Britain with heavily armed B-17s (“Flying Fortresses”) and B-24s (“Liberators”) to destroy factories with precision bombing.c.On August 17, 1943, however, Germans shot down or damaged 19 percent of the bombers that attacked the aircraft factories of Regensburg and the ball-bearing factories of Schweinfurt.
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d.Gradually, however, the balance shifted. P-51 escort fighter helped B-17s overfly Germany in relative safety after mid-1944. The air raids cut German military production by one-third through 1944 and destroyed the transportation system.e.British and U.S. bombers in February 1945 staged a terror raids on the non-industrial city of Dresden, packing with refugees, filled with great art, and undefended by Germans; a firestorm fueled by incendiary bombs and rubble from blasted buildings killed tens of thousands of civilians. f.The movie Twelve O’Clock High (1949) focused on successive commanders of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain who became too involved with their men to function effectively. The literature of the bomber campaigns included antiwar novels like Joseph Heller’s Catch-22(1961).2.The Battle of the Bulge and the Collapse of Germanya.Even as the air bombardment intensified, Hitler struck a last blow. Stripping the Eastern Front of armored units, he launched 25 divisions against thinly held U.S. positions in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium on December 16, 1944. He hoped to split U.S. and British forces by capturing the Belgian port of Antwerp.b.The attack surprised the Americans, and taking advantage of snow and fog that grounded Allied aircraft, the Germans drove a 50-mile bulge into U.S. lines.c.The Battle of the Bulge never seriously threatened the outcome of the war, but pushing

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