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Tank landing ships unloading supplies on Omaha Beach, building up for the breakout from Normandy.
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Operation Overlord
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 06:50:28 AM »
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  • Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the operation that launched the invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II by Allied forces. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 12,000-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving almost 7,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June; more than three million troops were in France by the end of August.

    Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on D-Day itself came from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Free French Forces and Poland also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also minor contingents from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway. Other Allied nations participated in the naval and air forces.

    Once the beachheads were secured, a three-week military buildup occurred on the beaches before Operation Cobra, the operation to break out from the Normandy beachhead, began. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to expand the foothold on France, and concluded with the closing of the Falaise pocket on 24 August, the Liberation of Paris on 25 August, and the German retreat across the Seine which was completed on 30 August 1944. --Wiki
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    Re: Tank landing ships unloading supplies on Omaha Beach
    « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 07:21:07 PM »
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  • Death Toll after Operation Overlord

    Source rationale: This source is a chart that shows the death toll of the Nations involved in D-Day.  A lot of people knew that D-Day was a very deadly attack but not many people know just how many people died there. The chart breaks it into deaths by country. Germany was at the top of the chart with 320,000 deaths, followed by the United States with 135,000, then United Kingdom, Canada, and France where the last three all with less then 65,000. This chart gives us a disturbing reminder of how deadly Operation Overlord really was.  This source fits in with our other source because it shows the aftermath of D-Day.  This source goes along with our thesis.  We found this source using the Encyclopedia Britannica.



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