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The paper provides an overview of the events leading up to, and including the massive landings on the French coast by Allied forces on June 6, 1944, made possible in part by elaborate ruses pinpointing other landing areas along the coast. The paper discusses how nevertheless, fierce German resistance caused enormous casualties on both sides until superior air and land power finally overwhelmed the defending Nazis and forced them to retreat. The paper notes, however, that it was not until the following May that the European world war ended.
From the Paper:"To many of today's generation, D-Day in 1944 was a truly bloody and frightening few minutes at the beginning of Steven Spielberg's movie, "Saving Private Ryan". Yet, in its own way, it was truly the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. The events of June 6, 1944, given the code name "Operation Overlord", were the result of years of planning, a lot of deception to try to make the Nazi armies position themselves at places in France other than the coast of Normandy. Actually, until the very last moment, the thousands of warships and troop carriers, fighter escorts and bombers, plus hundreds of thousands of troops were not even certain that..."
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D-Day: June 6, 1944 (2009, December 01) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/d-day-june-6-1944-143218/
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