Essay on D-Day: Events that lead to the Invasion and Outcomes
After about three years of international tension accumulating, the Anschulus (Which is Germany in unity) and Adolf Hitler's occupation of the Sudenland, Along with the invasion of Czechoslovakia brought about Hitler's invasion of Poland in September of 1939. Hitler, decorated veteran of World War I, was accused and convicted of high treason. He was sentenced to Landsberg Prison for five years. Hitler leading the “Beer Hall Putsch” was his first attempt to seize German government. He strongly disagreed with Germany's democratic government, leftist politics, and Jews. Hitler's incarceration was a defining time for himself in German history.
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May 1940, the lightning war took place, this was the invasion of France, Belgium, Holand, and Western Europe by Germany. Democrat Winston Churchill lead Britain through World War II. He changed his country's military approach from defensiveness to aggressiveness. Chruchill opposed the foreign policy of his leader Neville Chamberlin. Failure of the Norwegian Campaign led to Chamberlin's decreased popularity, this gave Churchill the opportunity to become prime minister. Churchill replaced Chamberlin as prime minister in May of 1940.
Germany's advancement with weaponry such as armored tanks and air-forces was a unified attacking force that was completely effective. Their advancement led others to give birth to new ideas concerning defensive and offense. Germany built “the Atlantic Wall” which was a system of strategically placed military defensive forces along the Western coast of Europe to France. Germany also placed over five-thousand landmines along the coast of Normandy to ensure difficult passage and advancement of the enemy. Needing access for a successful invasion of the coast prompted Sherman to create a tank called the “Sherman Crabflail” (Also known as “The Crab” for short), used a