By May 1944, the invasion force Was ready 3.5 million troops awaited orders to attack American General Dwight Eisenhower- commander of the Invasion force
Why – Liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. What - Invasion of Normandy (Western Europe) Name - Operation Overlord Known as - D-DAY When - June 6 th 1944 Where - Northwest coast of France. How - Largest landing in history 4,600 invasion craft, over 1,000 bombers, 23,000 airborne troops, 150,000 allied troops.
Discuss D-Day with your partner, what, when, how, where, and why?
Eisenhower in charge of Allied invasion of Europe VS. Rommel in charge of Axis defense of Europe
Who was in charge of the Allies offensive in Europe and who was in charge of the Nazi defense of Europe?
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