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Introduction June 6 1944 will be remembered for many reasons Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure The pages following this could be used to prove either one The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this D-Day June 6 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out For months the allied forces of millions trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces General Eisenhower to set a date June 6 1944 was to be the day with the H-hour at 0630 Aircraft bombed German installations and helped prepare the ground attack The ground forces landed and made their push inland Soon Operation Overlord was in full affect as the allied forces pushed the Germans back towards the Russian forces coming in from the east D-Day was the beginning and the key to the fight to take back Europe Preparations for D-Day Operation Overlord was in no way a last minute operation thrown together When the plan was finalized in the spring of 1944 the world started work on preparing the hundreds of thousands of men for the greatest battle in history By June of 1944 the landing forces were training hard awaiting D-Day 1700000 British 1500000 Americans 175000 from Dominions mostly Canada and another 44000 from other countries were going to take part Not only did men have to be recruited and trained but also equipment had to be built to transport and fight with the soldiers 1300 warships 1600 merchant ships 4000 landing craft and 13000
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