Normandy Invasion

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Normandy Invasion

As they prepared for a cross-Channel assault on France, the Western Allies built up on
British soil one of the largest and most powerful invasion forces in history. For 2 months
before the landing, while troops, equipment, and supplies poured into Britain, the Allied
air forces bombed railroads, bridges, airfields, and fortifications in France and Belgium
and continued their attacks on German industrial centers.


Postponed by delays in gathering the necessary landing equipment and by weather and tidal
conditions, Operation Overlord, with Eisenhower in command, began on June 6, 1944,
afterward known as D-Day. Throughout the preceding night, paratroopers were dropped behind
German coastal defenses to sever communications and seize key defense posts.


Hundreds of warships and innumerable small craft supported the invasion. Between 6:30 and
7:30 A.M., waves of Allied troops moved ashore between Cherbourg and Le Havre in history's
largest amphibious operation, involving approximately 5,000 ships of all kinds. About
11,000 Allied aircraft operated over the invasion area. More than 150,000 troops

disembarked at Normandy on D-Day. Because all major French ports in the north were mined
and fortified, the Allies improvised two artificial harbors, with pontoons, breakwaters,
and sunken ships. One of the harbors was destroyed by a severe Atlantic gale, but the
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