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Assault Beaches In Normandy
1,587 wordsThe battle plan, code-named Operation Overlord, called for the largest amphibious assault ever to start the liberation of occupied Europe from Nazi Germany. It began in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, now known as D-Day. Thousands of American, British, Canadian, and French soldiers-backed by paratroopers, bombers, and warships-stormed a 50-mile stretch of French beach called Normandy. This "invasion of Normandy" was the greatest event to occur between the years of 1919 and 1945. D-day w...
150000 Troops Of The Allied Forces
1,976 wordsOn June 6, 1944, in the midst of the Second World War, the Allied forces brought in 'the largest amphibious assault in the history of war. ' (World History Chronology) from various countries including Great Britain, the United States, and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy hoping to overthrow the German forces occupying France. Years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training had finally come together to form the operation known asD-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Many different op...
Allied Forces In The North
2,370 wordsThe Campaign for North Africa: The Battle of El Alamein "Strategically and psychologically, El Alamein ranks as a decisive battle of World War II. It initiated the Axis decline. The victory saved the Suez Canal, was a curtain-raiser for the Anglo-American invasion of North Africa 4 days later, and was a prelude to the debacle of Stalingrad. Allied morale soared, particularly in the British Empire, proud to have at long last a victorious army and general; Axis morale correspondingly dipped. Hitle...
North Korean Forces
1,167 wordsOn June 25, 1950, a war broke out on the peninsula of North and South Korea. The causes of this war were mostly attributed to North Korea's attempted conquest of the entire Korean peninsula. North Korea invaded the South and thus began the Korean War. This was a war that ultimately involved the forces of the United States and numerous other countries. The Korean War cost the lives of 2,000,000 people in only three years. This catastrophic loss of life was due to the events took place during the ...
410 wordsAs they prepared for a cross-Channel assault on France, the Western Allies built up on British soil one of the largest and most powerful invasion forces in history. For 2 months before the landing, while troops, equipment, and supplies poured into Britain, the Allied air forces bombed railroads, bridges, airfields, and fortifications in France and Belgium and continued their attacks on German industrial centers. Postponed by delays in gathering the necessary landing equipment and by weather and ...
Able To Flank German Forces
983 wordsMeuse-Argonne Offensive When the Allied Supreme Commander, Ferdinand Foch, originally planned the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. It was to be a isolated attack by British troops along the Somme River followed by an American push on Mezieres; however, over time Focus plan to capture a German stronghold turned into a plan for a massive attack by the Allied forces. The objective of the attack was to capture the railroad hub at Sudan in order to break the rail net supporting the German Army in France and ...
Ground Commander Of The Allied Forces
2,798 wordsBy: William B. Breuer World War II, the European front was a raging battle between the allied forces and Nazi Germany. The battle for the liberation of France began on D-Day plus 49, 1944. The allied forces had not made progress into France as foreseen. Instead, one and a half million allied forces were stalled from just beyond the landing beaches and out into the English Channel. The stall occurred just north of St. -Lo where the Nazi's had dug into thick hedgerows and refused to budge. On 21 J...
Britain And France The Western Front
1,163 wordsThe assassination of Austrian archduke Ferdinand in the Balkans in June 1914 led to much international comment throughout July and war became virtually inevitable by August, arriving at the height of a summer in which, for the British, there had been greater fears of a conflict in Ireland than in Europe. Mobilisation evoked a sense of patriotism in most of the confrontational nations (Germany and Austria-Hungary being the key powers on one side; France, Russia and Britain the principals on the o...
1,994 wordsTonight is the Night of all Nights. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded the beaches of Normandy. D-Day was an assault that ignited a series of Allied triumphs. Long before the dramatic day, at Casablanca, in 1942, Roosevelt and Churchill left a conference with a strategy that included the primary defeat of Germany. In 1943, the chain of command was carefully selected, and planning quickly got underway. Allied troops eventually participated in exercises and battle tactics for the operation...
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