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D-day Omaha beach. Eric Bals. Timeline. Eisenhower selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be delayed for 24 hours. Allied plans for a cross-Channel invasion began to ramp up 1942.

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D day omaha beach

D-day Omaha beach

Eric Bals


Timeline

Timeline

Eisenhower selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be delayed for 24 hours

Allied plans for a cross-Channel invasion began to ramp up 1942

Germany invaded and occupied northwestern France beginning in May 1940

June 6, 1944 The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture beaches codenamed Gold, Juno and Sword, as did the Americans at Utah Beach. U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach

Hitler charged Rommel with finishing the Atlantic Wall, a 2,400-mile fortification of bunkers, landmines and beach and water obstacles.

1943

The Americans entered the war in December 1941


Photos

Photos

Assault landing. One of the first waves at Omaha.

Omaha beach after D-day

German Panzer IV turret mounted on bunker


Newspaper

Newspaper

The New York Time explanation of what happened at D-day and the newspaper everyone in the family read to hear about D-day


Artifacts

Artifacts

The helmet I used on D-day

The sand from Omaha beach that I took on D-day


Documents

Documents

This is Eisenhower's note to the public if D-day didn’t go as planed

This is a picture of the document that ordered D-day


Works cited page

Works cited page

  • http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

  • http://www.508pir.org/present/album/are_s_05.htm

  • http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0606.html

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Into_the_Jaws_of_Death_23-0455M_edit.jpg

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:German_turret_at_Omaha_Beach.jpg

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Normandy_Invasion_June_1944.jpg

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Omaha_Beach_Nowadays.jpg

  • http://www.fold3.com/document/4346703/


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