Essay about The Battle Of World War II

1291 Words Oct 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
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 Overlord. Training was really emphasized due to the importance of this invasion. Countless hours were spent training for every possible scenario, anything that could have happened they trained for but nothing could prepare them enough for the real bloody invasion. One big part of training was their large dress rehearsals for the invasions. Exercise Tiger was a full dress rehearsal for D-Day on the beach at Slapton Sands, England. Slapton was chosen because of it’s similarity to…

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