I had to do a report on Operation Overlord, or D-day, for school and here's a rough summary:
The Big Three, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt met to discuss military stargegy and post-WWII plans. Against, Chruchill's better judgement, the three agreed to take France back from German occupants. After setbacks, Eisenhower decided to set the invasion some time in early June. The night before the water-borne invasion, 882 Allied planes dropped bombs on the Nazi defenders and placed thousands of paratroopers behind the German lines. French resistance forces caught wind of the invasion and aided the troops in behind-the-line sabotage and combat. The United States First Army moved supplies inland. On the day of the invasion, there were at least 3,000 landing craft, 2,500 other ships and 500 naval escort and bombardment ships. The 882 Allied planes the night before were only a fraction of the 13,000 planes that would support D-day. The troop number was somewhere around 176,000. Hitler was taken by surprise, the main German force was expecting the Allies to attack at the Straight of Dover, mainly at Calais. It, the invasion, was commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, a four-star general. The Americans were at Utah and Omaha, Canadians were at Juno, and the British were at Sword and Gold.
That's all that I can remember off the top of my head. Please, fill in the gaps. and, I'm not too sure of the numbers.
Last edited by Atinvod (Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:34 am)
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