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The historical non-fiction book D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II explains the planning and execution of D-Day. Ambrose used the stories of soldiers who witnessed it all to tell the account of D-Day. D-day was the allied invasion of German-occupied France, the allies invaded France to open up a second front in the war. By opening a second front this would relive pressure on the Soviet Union in the Western front. General Eisenhower was to plan this enormous task of invading German-occupied France, chosen by President Franklin Roosevelt. Eisenhower’s plan involved assaults on five Normandy beaches whose code names were Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah by the British 2nd Army and the American 1st Army. He planed the organization, landing, and supply of the world’s mightiest amphibious invasion. “Operation Overlord” was the plan’s official code-name. The outcome of the war was dependent on the plan’s success. The allied soldiers trained long and hard for Operation …show more content…
President Roosevelt is the only President to ever be elected four times. He led the America through the Great Depression and World War Two. President Roosevelt gave a radio speech warning the nation that if Britain fell the axis powers wold rule the world and America would live at the point of a gun. He said “We must be the great arsenal of democracy” paving the way for the Lend-Lease Act. President Roosevelt proposed the Lend-Lease Act in late 1940, which enabled the United States to provide the allied nations with war material while the US was a neutral country. The Lend-Lease Act was passed in March 1941. 50 billion dollars would be used to aid the Allies. Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as the leader of National Socialist German Workers Party, this party was also know as the Nazi party. He was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1934 and was a dictator from 1934 to

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