HITLER'S Impenetrable Wall
Allies Must Breach the Wall in Order to Invade Europe
Summary of Event
If you didn't get hit by artillery while you were still in your boat, when you landed on the beach you had to get through all those defenses while being under enemy fire. If you were lucky enough to make it past the gates, mines, barbed wire, you were greeted by MG42 machine gun bunkers. There were also multiple Anti Air guns to prevent an air raid. One of the main reasons why this wall failed is because a majority of the defenses were somewhere else due to the phantom army.
To accompany the beach landings we also airdropped 13,000 troops behind enemy lines. 722 planes were sent to drop the troops, and when the planes were about to drop the troops around 50 were damaged because of flak or shot down by the Anti Air guns.
About 900 troops died because of that. When the troops dropped out of the planes many of them were shot down, and since the planes were going 200 mph faster then what the drop speed should be, many of the troops legs broke when they landed. The first couple of squads were captured by the Germans, but then they went back to sleep!
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- The wall was 2,000 miles long
- Over 110,000 people died
- 78,000 Germans died
- 10,000 Americans died
- 17,000 British died
- 5,000 Canadians died
- 950 Polish died
- 9,000,000+ mines
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