Reaction Paper On D-Day

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After World War two began, Germany was on mission to conquer Europe. Germany Invaded and occupied France, early in the month of May, 1940. The United States was dragged into the war by the Japanese at Pearl harbor, on December 7,1941, by 1942 the British were already thinking about a invasion across the English channel. With great planing, and difficulties from many generals and intelligence agencies D-day came about. D-Day, June 6, 1944. United the Departments of, Army, Air Force, and Navy, of the allied militaries in what has become known as the largest amphibious invasion force in history. D-Day was given a codename incase the Germans heard about it called operation Overload. They landed five naval assault divisions on the beaches of Normandy, …show more content…
December 7, 1941, just before eight AM, hundreds of Japanese Air Crafts attacked, at the time the biggest Naval base at Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu Hawaii. The cannonade lasted for two hours leaving over 2,000 US sailors and soldiers dead, and destroying over twenty naval vessels including the battleships, and over 200 fighter planes. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; with almost a complete slide,Congress approved his declaration with just one demurring vote. Three days after Congress approved the war declaration, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, which led Congress to add Germany and Italy in the …show more content…
Eisenhower decided upon a magician by the name of Jasper Maskelyne. Jasper Maskelyne joined the Royal Engineers when World War two broke out, thinking that if he could deceive people in a theater that are 10 feet away why couldn 't he use his skills in camouflage and deceive the Germans from miles away. Eisenhower decided that since Maskelyne and his unit the A-force also known as the “Magic gang,” was so successful in tricking the Germans in the Allied campaign of North Africa in 1941, that he could fool the Germans again. Maskelyne and his unit came up with the idea of hiding all the real equipment that would be used for D-Day and would set up hundreds of balloons, in the shape of tanks, fighter planes, transport vehicles and some high brass from the allied militaries went to visit, so when the German spy planes flew by they would see this huge set up by the English Channel, with high brass there of military equipment used to

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