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D-DAY. By: Emily-Laura-Ron-Nao. D-Day June 6 th 1944. At dawn on June 6 th , 1944 Operation Overlord began. The invasion forces landed on 5 beaches along the Normandy coast: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

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D day

D-DAY

By: Emily-Laura-Ron-Nao


D day june 6 th 1944
D-Day June 6th 1944

  • At dawn on June 6th, 1944 Operation Overlord began.

  • The invasion forces landed on 5 beaches along the Normandy coast: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

  • On the first day, 2,700 vessels and 1,897 landing craft sailed. The cargo was 130,000 soldiers, 12,000 vehicles, 2,000 tanks and 10,000 tons of stores.


Key commanders
Key Commanders

  • General Dwight David Eisenhower-

  • Was supreme Commander. He was in charge of all Allied troops in the European theatre

  • General Bernard Law Montgomery-

  • Was commander of British Eighth Army-He was appointed to be Eisenhower’s chief deputy in planning Operation Overlord

  • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel-

  • Was relieved from command of the famed “Afrika Corps” before their final defeat in North Africa.

  • Adolf Hitler-

  • Was leader of Germany and commander of German forces from 1934. Hitler began his conquering of Europe in Poland in 1939


Evidence
Evidence

  • More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

  • It was the most direct way to attack Germany. But Hitler selected General Keselring because his plan was to block their advance at every mountain range.


Significance
Significance

  • D-Day was the turning point of World War II. It marked the start of the Allies' invasion of Western Europe and paved the way for Allied victory.

  • D-Day, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied France.


Cause effect
Cause & Effect

  • -One effect was that it stopped Europe from falling into Communist Hands.

  • -The cause was to take down the nazi front occupying northern France and allow the allies to move in from the west as the red army moved in from the east to bring down the third reich.


Five w s
Five W’s

  • What? D-day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.

  • Who? D-day June 6, 1944 - the day of the Normandy Landings.

  • Where? The beaches of Normandy


Five w s1
Five W’s

  • When? Dawn June 6th, 1944. Normandy Beaches

  • How? The assault was conducted in two phases:

    • an air assault landing of 24,000 American, British, Canadian and Free French airborne troops shortly after midnight

    • amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the coast of France commencing at 6:30. There were also subsidiary 'attacks' mounted under the codenames Operation Glimmer and Operation Taxable to distract the German forces from the real landing areas


D day

On the north coast of France the Germans were sheltered, and guns were loaded and ready to fire. This proved deadly for the Allies on D-Day.

Cromwell and Churchill Tanks


D day

Commanders- Omar Bradley guns were loaded and ready to fire. This proved deadly for the Allies on D-Day

-Leonard Gerow –Dwight Eisenhower- Lawson Collins

Soldiers going in for the attack early morning. Most of them were sick from the crashing waves.


D day

A mass of men and material filled the oceans and beaches guns were loaded and ready to fire. This proved deadly for the Allies on D-Dayof Normandy during D-Day invasion.


D day

Troops taking over guns were loaded and ready to fire. This proved deadly for the Allies on D-Day

Army’s First Division on the morning of June 6th


D day

Allied armed men landed on five France beaches. The beaches were codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.


Canadian troops helped
Canadian troops helped were codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

Canadian soldiers 14,000 another 450 were to drop behind enemy lines by parachute or glider. The Royal Canadian Navy supplied about 10,000 sailors along with ships.


D day

Soil samples were collected in condoms. On two nights they went ashore to survey what would become the Omaha beach.

D-Day Map


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About 155,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes were massed for the greatest seaborne invasion in history


Videos
Videos 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes were massed for the greatest seaborne invasion in history

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPU4p7UQOtU&feature=fvw

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHXTbBdcfEg&feature=related


Questions
Questions 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes were massed for the greatest seaborne invasion in history

  • Q:What does the ‘D’ in D-Day stand for?

  • A:D-Day and H-Hour are general terms used for the day and hour to mark the beginning of an important event

  • Q:Which Allied nations took part in the fighting?

  • A: The majority of troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the United Kingdom, Canada and the US.


References
References 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes were massed for the greatest seaborne invasion in history

  • 1.http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/images/dday/02%2520-%2520D-2.Day%2520map.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/dday/dday.htm&h=390&w=600&sz=67&tbnid=y1I7-pRXkLL1TM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3DD-Day&hl=en&usg=__eCGBDPkcpc1_ernvfBpxVWNEBiY=&ei=iAwQS9XgOJS9lAeEsc2OBA&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=5&ct=image&ved=0CBwQ9QEwBA

  • 3.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_Landings

  • 4.http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=75

  • 5.http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/02/f-dday-history.html


References1
References 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes were massed for the greatest seaborne invasion in history

  • 6.http://books.google.ca/books?id=neTjKGZsiYwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=D-day#v=onepage&q=&f=false

  • 7.http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1749.html


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