Comparing The Battles Of Iwo Jima And Normandy

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In a war that would forever change the world, the invasion of Normandy (D-day) would define the American spirit and solidify is place in history as the greatest battle ever fought. Regardless of there historic imprint and undeniable impact, both the battles of Iwo Jima and Normandy can be compared and contrasted in three ways: Attack plan, significance, and result. An attack plan in any battle is the most critical aspect of weather the result will be a victory or a loss. The Normandy invasion plan of attack was fairly simple: find relatively suitable beach’s to land on, gather Para-troop force, isolate the battlefield by attacking the surrounding tunnels, bridges, and railway system so that German forces could not easily be reinforced. Once this was accomplished, transport troops onto the beach. Once on the beach establish a strong beachhead, so that needed supplies could be delivered in order to sustain an offensive. This plan of attack was much different than that of Iwo Jima. The battle of Iwo Jima began as small air raids against the 8-square-mile island ...
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