description of D-day and the significance of the invasion.
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The Invasion of Normandy
The Invasion of Normandy was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944. Which is kind of crazy since no one thought nobody could foreshadowed Hitler’s dream of Nazi domination. The invasion included 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men. It took years to plan the invasion and a lot of training. Young men under the age 20 were carrying eighty pound equipment. They had to go over 200 yards of beach before reaching any protection. General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation. Sending letters to General Marshall informing him about the operation. When the invasion was over, Allied forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties. More than 4,000 troops were dead. Somehow, due to planning and preparation, and due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress Europe had been breached. The significance of The Invasion of Normandy was a crucial turning point in the war. It gave Hitler a view that he no longer had a chance at winning the war. Normandy helped the Allies win the war on the European front. It forced Hitler to fight on several fronts. Such as Italy, Russia, and France dividing. When the invasion succeeded Eisenhower proved he was a good commander. Also, he earned a lot of respect from his men. Airborne tactics were used in the Invasion. The airborne landings were greatly contributed to the Allies win on the invasion of Normandy. When proving they can fight, the Allied Forces were in Europe at the time. The Normandy Invasion was significant because Dwight D. Eisenhower earned respect and it was the first battle that used airborne tactics.