D-Day By:Jonah Pace

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

This website is here to show you the horrors in the planning, invasion,and effects of D-Day on the outcome of this brutal war.

The Plan

When the plan for D-Day was conceived it was predicted to have too many losses to be worth executing. However the plan was green lit before a better plan could be thought of so counterintelligence efforts started to bomb the town of Calais and the surrounding area.

The Invasion

The invasion commenced when the American and British paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines and started the assault.

The rest of the troops attacked at 6:30 A.M. at their assigned beaches. Most of the beaches fell easily except for Omaha Beach.

The 1st Infantry Division was tasked with taking Omaha Beach and they suffered heavy fire from the machine guns of the 352nd German Division.

The Effects of D-Day

336 days after D-Day the German Army surrendered. This number would be drastically increased if not for the actions of the men who participated in the invasion. The invasion marked the start of the downfall of the Axis Powers and the end of the war.

Citations

"D-Day - 66 Years Ago Today." Airliners.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2017.

Grossman, Ron. "V-E Day Was Cause for Celebration — and Worry." Chicagotribune.com. N.p., 08 May 2015. Web. 05 May 2017.

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