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1 D Day 1944

2 Who? The Allied troops who invaded were: Britain United States Canada

3 Who? The enemy alliance included: Germany Japan Italy

4 Where? The invasion took place on the beaches of Normandy in France.

5 When? The original plan for the attack on Germany at Normandy was in May 1944, however the landing craft assembly took longer than expected and the attack had to be postponed. The attack was delayed from the 5 th of June to the 6 th of June due to weather. On June 6 th, 1944, Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi Germany.

6 What? D Day was the invasion of Nazi Germany by 160,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy The Allies had misled Germany to believe that the main invasion target was Pas-de-Calais by using fake equipment; a phantom army, double agents, and fraudulent radio transmissions. 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft were involved in the D-Day invasion. 9,000 Allied casualties

7 Canada’s Role Canadian soldiers were planned to land on the beaches sailors and many ships were supplied to the effort by the Royal Canadian Navy. Lancaster bombers and Spitfire fighters from the Royal Canadian Air Force supported the invasion. Canada had the major role of taking one of the five designated beaches where Allied forces landed. Canada was responsible for Juno Beach.

8 Why? Germany had invaded France The Defeat of the U Boats (submarines of the Nazis) in the Battle of Atlantic The Royal Air Force gained control of the skies at the end of the Battle of Britain

9 Bibliography "D-Day - June 6, the United States Army." The Official Home Page of the United States Army | The United States Army. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May "GuidedTours." D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May "D-Day: The allied invasion of Normandy - Canada - CBC News." CBC.ca - Canadian News Sports Entertainment Kids Docs Radio TV. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May "GuidedTours." D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May "Juno Beach Centre - D-Day." Juno Beach Centre. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May


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