Germany's Downfall in World War II

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Rough Draft (D-Day) The invasion of Normandy lasted from June 6th, 1944 to August 1994. It brought great effects to World War II but mainly Germany. It was a turning point in the war. The loss of D-Day caused the German army to weaken in power, leading to their downfall in World War II. When the Americans and the Allies invaded Normandy, Germany military reserves were extremely low. The German leaders had not expect them to attack that day and left the headquarters of Normandy. “Confident that the rough seas and heavy cloud cover had postpone any invasion plans for a while, Rommel drove off to visit his family at their home in Southern Germany. Additionally, most of Rommel’s command staffs headed inland to a military conference,” (The History Place) which implied that they were not prepared to defend against the Allied forces. The German leaders had expected the Americans and Allied forces to come, but they didn’t expect any attacks on that day due to the big storm. Since the leaders decided to take the day off, they faced the consequences when Germany had lost the battle. In addition, there wasn’t enough people defending Normandy. Since “many Germans believed that the massive landings in Normandy were merely a feint to draw their reserves away from Pas de Calais,” (Richard J) they responded by defending Pas de Calais. Unfortunately for the Germans, Normandy’s defenses fell due to the lack of people because they assumed wrong. The invasion of Normandy wasn’t a distraction, so the Americans and Allied were able to win the battle of D-Day because of the German’s low reserves. The Germans didn’t realize until it was too late. And yet, Hitler did not allow any reinforcements. He “...did not believe that D-Day was the real Ameri... ... middle of paper ... ...erves and most of their officers were away at the time. When news had struck that there was an invasion, it was too late and they lost the battle in spite of having many advance technology. This affected upcoming battles because they were force to change their tactics since the Allied forces kept liberating countries. They kept pushing German borders which led to the downfall. Also, the response of D-Day contributed to their loss because many German officers were concerned about the war and affected their confidence. In conclusion, when Germany lost on D-Day, they started to lose every battle as well. D-Day was the reason why the Germans starting to fall in power. Despite their efforts, they could not win battles against the three power formations because they were too weak by then. Eventually, the three formation defeated Germany and put an end to the Nazi power.