On June 6, 1944, the D-Day and the allied forces launched naval, land, and air assault on France that was occupied by the Nazis and Normandy. “Overlord” is the code-name of the operation. The landings of the allied in the Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and expensive campaign. It will liberate the German Occupation of north-west Europe. Early on June 6, the allied air forces came into the drop zones. It was over Northern France that these ground soldiers landed over the five assault beaches. They were Sword, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Utah. The allies had made its foothold along the coast. And from here, they began their advance into France.
The Overload The Most Awaited Second Front Against Germany
In early December 1941, the defeat of Germany recognized as the principal of the western Allies. But the France liberation will make Germany’s whole position weak in west Europe. If the invasion were successful, it would clear out the resources of the German. It would also block access to the main military sites when the Allies would obtain the bridgehead in Normandy, a presence in northern Europe for the very first time since 1940.
The Detailed Planning For The D-Day Normandy
Fredrick Morgan is a Lieutenant-General. He submitted his plans for the invasion in July 1943, along with his British, American, and Canadian team. After the evacuation of the Dunkirk in 1940, the limited invasion of Europe began soon. Still, until the Tehran Conference in late 1943, the detailed preparation for the operation Overlord. However, it could not begin. Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded a team, and an American General formed in December 1943 so that they can plan the operations.
To get the German’s attention, a deception campaign was made. The factories of the British increased their production so that they can build the resources for the invasion. By the first half of 1944, supplies and equipment crossed the Atlantic to Britain. These were around 9 million tons. An important Canadian force was formed in Britain since December 1939. During 1943 and 1944, about 1.4 million American servicemen came so that they can take part in the landings.
The Normandy D-Day Was An International Effort
It needed unmatched cooperation between the international armed forces. The Allies merged against Germany. The one responsible for the “overlord” had to get control of the political, personal, and cultural tensions. Around 2 million soldiers from 12 countries by 1944 were in Britain to prepare the invasion. However, the Allied forces mainly consist of American, British, and Canadian soldiers together with Australian, Belgian, French, Greek. They were there to support the air, naval, and ground. The invasion was made in two phases, namely the airborne assault and the amphibious landings.