Presentation on theme: "D for Day, H for hour, M for minute. The whole operation was based on the time factor. D-day was the 6th June, 1944. H was the first hour of landing."— Presentation transcript:
D for Day, H for hour, M for minute. The whole operation was based on the time factor. D-day was the 6th June, H was the first hour of landing and M for minutes after the first hour.
What are the different theaters of war, and what theater was D-Day in?
By 1943, the Allies began secretly Building a force in Great Britain. Their plan was to attack the Germans by way of the English Channel
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?
The Germans knew an attack Was coming, but did not know where To keep Hitler guessing, the allies Set up a small attack at the French Sea port of Calais
Discuss at least 3 difficulties that Allied soldiers faced on the beaches of Normandy.
Despite heavy casualties, the Allies were victorious By July, 1944, more than 1 million Troops had landed at Normandy
By August, the allies pushed the Germans out of the Paris, France By September, they had liberated France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands.
Explain the significance of D-Day and why it was so important for the Allies to win this particular battle.