Without the surprise invasion of Operation Overlord, the turning point in WWII would not have happened. Russia would have most likely fell and allowed the Germans to take over the country. If not for the invasion at Normandy, Germany could have occupied most of Europe but now they had to fight a war on two fronts. The world would have been a very different place than what we know it as today. WWII solidified the United States as one of the world’s super powers for years to come.
Therefore, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy was an important turning point in the war because it made two war fronts which helped the USSR advance to Germany to end the war. The importance of D-Day and the Battle Of Normandy has a great part in winning the war for the Allied powers. It change the momentum of the war in favor of the Allied powers. It was the first major win for the Allied powers on the western front. It created two war fronts on both sides of Germany which allowed the Allied powers to surround the Nazis.
By this time the Germans had spread through much of Europe was stomping over anyone that got in their way. The Allied effort was focused on Western Europe and North Africa with the exception of the USSR. The U.S. had helped relieve some pressure in Europe, but the USSR was hoping that the U.S. would relieve some of their German pressure. Thus, military advisors met to plan a crossing of the English Channel to stomp on the Germans, and the concept of D-Day was born. D-Day was then executed on 6 June 1944, one day after originally planned and became one of the most gruesome, important offensives of all time (“D-Day Timeline”).
pg. 1 In 1942 General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, had warned Germany to, “Beware the fury of an aroused democracy.” On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest amphibious assault in history and redeemed Eisenhower’s warning. The invasion force consisted of more than 5,000 ships, 1,200 warships and 13,000 airplanes. Some 90,000 U.S., British, Canadian, and free French troops landed on the beaches of Normandy while about 20,000 more came by parachute or glider. The Invasion had been in preparation for a year.
If it was executed as planned and labeled a success, the landing would be the starting point for the massive attack. The attack would move eastward through France and into Nazi Germany. In May, while millions of troops and equipment poured into the staging area of southern Britain, the Allies created a decoy. False radio transmissions and rows of inflated rubber tanks and landing craft located away from the true staging area kept the Germans confused about the operation's size and target. The invasion of northern France from England was not launched in May, as its planners had initially prescribed, but on June 6, the famous D-Day of World War II.
The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in World War II. Canada, America, and Great Britain arrived at the beaches of Normandy and their main objective was to push the Nazi’s out of France. The Invasion at Normandy by the Allied Powers winning this battle lead to the liberation of France and Western Europe. Most importantly Hitler’s was being attacked from both the eastern and western front, and caused him to lose power. If the Allied Powers did not succeed in D-Day Hitler would’ve taken over all of Europe.In a document written by General Dwight Eisenhower he persuades the allied powers to invade Normandy.
Normandy Invasion, D-Day In December 1943, the chiefs of staff of the Allies chose American General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander for the Allies in Europe. British General, Sir Frederick Morgan, developed a number of plans for the Allies, most extraordinary was Operation Overlord, a full-scale invasion of France across the English Channel. This was the code name for the most secret command in the war. The invasion force was to cross the English Channel, land in France, and push on into Germany. The invasion was set for the spring of 1944.
The History of D-Day June 6, 1944 will be remembered for many reasons. Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure. The pages following this could be used to prove either one. The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this: D-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out.
The first day of the Invasion of Normandy (also known as D-Day) was crucial to the Allies in their push to end World War II. It is considered to be one of the riskiest and most successful battles of the war. Unfortunately, it was also one of the deadliest. The events leading to the Battle of Normandy are vital to understand before investigating the Battle itself. World War II consisted of the war in the Pacific as well as the war in Europe.
D-Day was a tremendous achievement for British, Canadian, American fighting men and their countries economy. I think that the invasion was the most critical event of World War II. If the invasion were to fail, it would have totally changed the outcome of the war.