D-Day was VERY carefully planned - including
building wooden tanks at Dover to fool the Nazis into thinking that the
invasion would be at Calais.
A MASSIVE invasion was launched on 6 June
1944, and made good progress - except at Omaha beach, where things went
wrong for the Americans.
After that, the Allies gradually forced the
Nazis back and into Germany, while the Russians attacked from the east.
The D-Day invasion was called
‘Operation Overlord’ and was led by the American General Ike
2 . It
involved 6,000 ships,
half a million men .
Disaster at Omaha -
the Nazis had just moved in their crack 352nd
Division and were well dug in on the cliffs = 3,000 casualties.
remind yourself of scenes from
The Longest Day or the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan?
– you can use
details as 'for example, some...' facts in your answers.