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    Introduction September 17, 1944, Allied forces commenced the largest airborne operation, code name Operation Market-Garden, which took place in Holland in order to make way for Allied forces, both ground and air to advance through Holland into Germany. The scheme of the operation was an idea by Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery, which he had convinced the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower in approving Operation Market-Garden, which called for a direct thrust towards the Rhine and Ruhr Valley utilizing large numbers of airborne paratroopers. This operation was against the Germans, which the Allied forces thought the Germans were retreating due to the movement of Allied forces at a quick pace from Belgium into Holland. Although,…

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    establish the northern end of the pincer to allow movement of Allied forces deeper into Germany lines. The goal was to move from Belgium to the north, through the Netherlands, puncture through the Rhine, and reorganize north of the Dutch and German border. This famous operation was set in motion by the United Kingdom’s own Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and was given the name Operation Market Garden. Alongside Field Marshal Montgomery were other Allied leaders such as Miles Dempsey,…

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    this alarmed the Allied army so much that the changed the time of their invasion from high tide to low tide, meaning that there was more open ground to cover, yet they reduced the risk of lives lost in the traps (Dank, 1984). Suppies For the invasion to be as successful as possible the U.S provided the troops going into Normandy with special supplies that were normally not given out to most troops.Vomit bags and anti-seasick pills were handed to all the troops before embarking on their trip…

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    This included the 101st airborne division, who are also known as the "Screaming Eagles". The 101st are better known as "Easy Company" (though there is nothing easy about their job) and are featured in the movie series "Saving Private Ryan", which is based off of their exploits. The job of airborne divisions was to secure the landing zones. They were also to seize all the possible exits from the beachhead. Finally, they were to capture communications equipment and cut off any possible enemy…

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    This plan was to focus more on Germany, which was the more robust country in the continent. General Marshall knew at this point if this plan would work out then the effect on European currency would soar up the market ultimately increasing the influence of the United States. Germany and France knew that even if they agreed to this deal they were going to be considered as primus inter pares in the European continent. This was the first of many sacrifices that France would make. General…

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    The Impact of the “Screaming Eagles” in WWII The “Screaming Eagles” is a nickname given to the 101st airborne because of the patches they wear on their shoulders depicting an eagle. The 101st was one of the most prolific and accomplished divisions of the army throughout the span of World War II. The 101st airborne played a pivotal role in the success of the Allied defeat of the Axis Powers. However, the success of the 101st came at a heavy price with over 14,000 casualties in just that division.…

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    The number of Iraqi military prisoners surrendered faster than Central Command could count them, but was estimated that the total exceeded 30,000. After the decimation of the Iraqi Army, an official ceasefire went into effect on 28 February 1991. ARCENT divisions faced the remnants of what was incorrectly assumed to be formidable Iraqi force. Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait ultimately cost him 3,847 of his 4,280 tanks, more than half of his 2,880 armored personnel carriers, and nearly all…

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    Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings(Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June, and more than two million Allied troops were in…

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    the events where two American destroyers were attacked, were one was sank and the other was able to return to the port for repairs. Both were conducted German U-boats. Also the first American death of the war did not happen after Pearl Harbor, but a year before hand. December 7th 1941, “A Day Which Will Live in Infamy” said by President Franklin Roosevelt in his speech asking congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan. Japan sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning where the United…

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    On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. After the invasion, Allied Commanders had to confront a problem, “How are the Allies going to sustain one of the largest fighting force ever assembled, moving faster than any Army before it?” The Red Ball Express provides the solution for Allied Commanders. While the success came with a hefty price tag, the desperate…

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