Normandy Invasion - Aysa's ePortfolio

Normandy Invasion By Aysa Johnson Millie Edsall Navy nurse treated sailors from DDay Invasion during WWII Operation Overlord/ DDay June 6, 1944

Reasons for Success Use of Double Agents Breaking the code of the Enigma machine Extreme Secrecy Operation Fortitude

Fake Invasion- Operation Fortitude To give them an advantage, the Allies concluded that they would trick Germany into thinking the

invasion would be at Calais. Omaha Beach 2,500 soldiers lost their lives on the first day The most difficult and

important US assault of the Dday invasions. 8,000 men died here in just 2 days 2,500 soldiers lost their lives on

Bloody Omaha. the first day Sword Beach- At least 683 casualties Utah Beach - 197 Americans died Juno Beach-359 dead, 574 wounded, & 47 captured Gold Beach - 400 casualties

Pointe Du Hoc The US soldiers scaled the tall cliffs here to take out critical guns that threatened both the US beaches.

Normandy American Cemetery 9,387 graves Over 1000 date 6 June 1944. Another 14,000 bodies

were eventually sent back to the US in the late 1940s. Sources http://www.oocities.org/ww2_remembered/1944.html

http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/05_World-Cultures/08_The-Modern-World/08e2_The-World-at-War.htm http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/sfeature/sf_paratrooper.html http://donmooreswartales.com/2011/04/04/mildred-edsall/

http://www.annandalechamber.com/Historic%20Photos/Normandy/omaha.jpg

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