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Essay Rough Copy On June 6th, 1945 the world signalled an almost immediate end to the catastrophic war that plagued the world for seven years. All allied forces conjoined as they made their final push to stop the oppressing Nazi Germany. It created the greatest attack every done in the 20th century. The Invasion of Normandy was the allied invasion of the German army in France. This tactical invasion well known as D-Day, was the largest ambitious assault the world has seen, and the most critical point in World War 2. The Invasion of Normandy is when the allies decided that they must take an offense and invade Germany in their homeland if Hitler was to be stopped. The attack was located on the Beaches of Normandy, the coastal northwest region of France. Germany at this point occupied most of France and all nearby countries. At this do or die moment if the allies invasion wasn’t a success this would most likely result in United States moving into the war in the pacific & abandoning the war efforts in Europe, leaving Soviet Union to have handle Germany on its own. By the time the Americans returned to help the war in Europe, Germany would’ve concurred Britain easily (due to their lack of supplies), and controlled most of Europe by then. This Invasion was critical, failure wasn’t an option. Germany wasn’t expecting a full-fledged assault by the allied forces from the coast of Normandy, they had reason to believe that they were invading from the northern coast of Pas-de-Calais. With this, the allied forces had the upper hand in launching the largest amphibious assault the world has seen. The allied forces split up the duties of the invasion among 5 countries; Britain, USA, Canada, free France, and Norway. T... ... middle of paper ... ... “D-Day: The Greatest Invasion” D-Day The Book. Bloomsburry/Madison Press. November, 2003. Web. April 2, 2014. < http://www.ddaythebook.com/aboutthebook.html Lichfield, John. “The importance of D-Day.” Independent Voices. Independent Co. 5, June 2013. Web. April 2, 2014. Reed, K. “Why D-Day was Important”. K. Reed Romance Author. Word Press. 6 June, 2012. Web. April 2, 2014. Rickard, J. “D-Day”. History of War. 28 May 2009. Web. April 2, 2014. Simkin, John. “D-Day.” Spartacus Schoolnet. Spartacus Education Co. September, 1997. Web. April 2, 2014. Trueman, Chris. “Operation Neptune.” History Learning. History Learning UK Co. Date Unknown. Web. April 2, 2014.
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