World War Two D-day

Before D-day

Before D-day, the Americans had just entered the war and decided to become allies with the British. We had come up with the possibility of invading France's northern coast, and the idea began to "ramp up" ( stated by the authors). Hitler had heard of these rumors, and decided to call on troops and led by Erwin Rommel to stop this attack. There was a slight disadvantage for the Germans, because they did not know where the Americans and British were planning to strike. So, Hitler ordered Rommel to finish a wall of bunkers, landmines, beach and water obstacles. This was as long as 2,400 miles, and it was called the Atlantic Wall.

The American/British side tried to send little hints that we were going to attack other places in France, and possibly other countries. We were trying to throw them off, and have them not be prepared for our attack. We had even set up a fake army, and fake supplies. Even if all this stuff sounded ridiculous, it worked and it led the Germans to believe we were going to attack there.

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June 6th 1944

On this date, The British, American, and Canadian troops invaded France, starting at 6:30 AM. The British and Canadian troops overcame the beaches lightly and so did Americans on Utah beach. On Omaha beach, Americans faced nearly 2,000 casualties, but by the end of the day our allied troops successfully stormed Normandy's beach's. The allied troops had lost about 4,000 troops, and some were wounded or had gone missing. On June 7th the beaches had been secured and many troops, vehicles, and equipment had landed there. Soon after they made their way across France.
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