D-Day (Normandy)

Nancy, Juvairiyya, Sheema, Harvrinder

Date, Place and Nationalities Of Troops Involved

Date - June 6, 1944 - Mid-July 1944

Place - The Allied troops landed on beaches along an 80 km of the Normandy coastline, in the North of France

Nationalities Of Troops Involved - British, Canada, US, Germany, Poland, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Greece, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, and Australia

- The Allies landed around 156,000 troops in Normandy

- The American forces landed numbered 73,000

- In the British and Canadian sector, 83,115 troops were landed

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Technology Used

- Weapons (pistol-revolvers, machine guns and rifles)

- Aviation (heavy bombers and gliders)

- Tanks (light tanks, main battle tanks and tank hunters)

Course Of Events

-On June 6, 1944, around 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy

21.00 King George VI addresses Britain, the Empire and North America on the BBC:


15.50 Winston Churchill is going back to the Commons to make another statement

14.48 US troops beyond Omaha hold Colleville-sur-Mer. The German 916th Grenadier Regiment led by Col Goth counter-attacks but unsuccessfully.

12.55 Update from Juno beach: Canadian and British Commando forces have advanced through St Aubin and Courseulles but kept meeting resistance

12.07 Winston Churchill is on his feet, addressing a packed House of Commons.

11.22 There are perhaps 2,000 dead at Omaha but troops are reaching the cliffs led by US Rangers.

10.55 The progress of the British is being assisted by the "Hobart's Funnies"

09.30 BBC newsreader John Snagge broadcasts Communiqué No 1, first official announcement of D Day.("the liberation of France ")

Impact Upon War At Large

Historical Inquiry Tools

Historical Significance- Harvrinder

How was the war significant to the allies who participated?

- Most significant to western allies (Allies were America, British and Canadian forces)

- They established a foot hold on shores of Normandy

- They gained more power

- Imperialism

Cause and Effect - Nancy

What was the reason that lead to this battle of D-Day (Normandy)?

- To end WWII and the Nazi domination of Europe

- D-Day was the day that the Allies began the big push from the coast of France all the way to the heart of Germany, ending WWII

- The Germans wanted more land and they wanted to control more of Western Europe, so they took over Normandy

- Invasions were part of the overall strategy of liberating Europe from Nazi rule.

- Europe was being invaded from the East by the Soviet Army, and from the South by Allied forces in Italy, but a more broad front was needed for the main push on Germany, and Normandy was chosen.

Continuity and Change- Sheema

What evidence from D-day has changed the world today?

- Small things like investigation from class was used, and although it was forgotten or hidden over time, plays a great role in the outcome of history

- D-Day, stopped the spread of fascism which allowed the spread of Communism
- Lead to the creation of NATO and the United Nations
- Lead to the increase in power of the Soviet Union

Historical Perspective

how has D-day changed the perspective of the war?

Ethical Dimension

Were The Allies Morally Right To use Excessive Force Against The German?

-More than one million allied troops landed in Normandy ,France

-Approximately 10,000 weaponry (aircraft,vessels etc)

- because of the amount of force used, the allies we're able to achieve the goal in mind ;to liberateFrance

-It was morally right for them because they had the opportunity to make the turning point for themselves in the war

-this was an example of concept of good rather that concept of consequence

-the excessive force had a greater good