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D-Day The Invasion of Normandy In midsummer 1943 a year before the Anglo-American invasion of Normandy that would lead to the liberation of western Europe Adolf Hitlers Wehrmacht or armed forces still occupied all the territory it had gained in the blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-41 and most of its Russian conquests of 1941-42 It also retained its foothold on the coast of North Africa acquired when it had gone to the aid of its Italian ally in 1941 The Russian counteroffensives at Stalingrad and Kursk had pushed back the perimeter of Hitlers Europe in the east Yet he or his allies still controlled the whole of mainland Europe except for neutral Spain Portugal Switzerland and Sweden The Nazi war economy though overshadowed by the growing of Americas outmatched both that of Britain and that of the Soviet Union except in the key areas of tank and aircraft production Without direct intervention by the western Allies on the continent and intervention that would centre on the western Allies on the commitment of a large American army Hitler could count on prolonging his military dominance for years to come Since 1942 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had been pressing his allies US President Franklin D Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to mount a second front in the west It was impossible in the circumstances Americas army was still forming while landing craft necessary to bring such an army across the English Channel had not yet been built Britain had nevertheless begun to prepare theoretical plans for a return to the continental mainland soon after the retreat from Dunkirk France in 1940 and Americans immediately after Hitler declared was on the United States on December 11 1941 had started to frame their own timetable Less inhibited than the British by perceived technical difficulties they pressed from the start for an early invasion desirably in 1943 perhaps even in 1942 To that end George C Marshall Roosevelts
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