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On June 6 1944 Operation Overlord the worlds largest amphibianassault was commenced Over 150000 Allied troops commanded by DwightD Eisenhower landed on the beachhead of Normandy within the first 24hours of the attack The operation took 3 years to plan and wasremarkably impressive in the sense that it was kept in secrecy up untilthe attack Armitage 252-256 D-day began the invasion of France whichwas a major turning point in the war against Germany for the reasonthat it liberated France from Nazi oppression caused Hitler to usefoolish tactics and led to the invasion and defeat of Germany Operation Overlord succeeded in liberating France and opted to be avery important part of World War II Hitler was very keen on themistakes that General Busevsheef made during WWI that caused Germany tofight a two front war and lose Kagan 56 He wanted to prevent this bycreating a modified Schlieffen plan to invade France and create amilitary stronghold Germany began the invasion of France on May 101940 and within a month France had surrendered to the Nazis negatingthe possibility of a two front attack Since the beginning of theUnited States entry into WW2 one of their main goals was to invadeFrance and assume Hitlers worst fears The US had to wait 3 moreyears to attack because their ideas didnt align with Great BritainsWhen they did attack on D-Day France was liberated within two months onAugust 25 1944 France Invaded by the Allies This liberation meantthat France would be independent once more and German occupation inFrance would be non-existent The liberation of France also meant the shut down of Communistinfluence in Europe It was unequivocal that Germany would lose the warat some point The Soviets were already pushing the Germans out of theBaltic States and back to their borders The Allies knew this and theyalso knew that if they didnt attack Normandy when they did the Sovietswould defeat Nazi Germany and
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