What Happened On D Day ?
The day when Allies began war against Germany in the year 1944 at Normandy is commonly referred as D Day. In the Second World War, Germany marched against Poland and seized it which caused France, Great Britain and Canada to march against Germany but the Allies lost their battle with Germany and the France was captured by Germans. In the year 1944, the Allies along with United States fought against the Germans in the beach of Normandy lies at the northwest coast of France.
The American General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the troops and the operation was named as Operation Overload, and a bulk of military forces through air, land and water was landed at five different beaches namely Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, etc. The Allies also had dropped a huge number of military soldiers into the German soil through air. The Germans defended the Allies very effectively at the beginning of the defense but failed to defend for long which made the Allies entry into the German soil strong. More...
Why Is It Called D Day ?
The day when Allies began war against Germany in the year 1944 at Normandy is commonly referred as D Day. The term D Day is generally given to the day when the battle was initiated against the other country. It is also be understood that the term D Day is not only given for the day when the war is initiated, but it is suitable for the day when the measures for the peace is taken, the day when the intrusion strategies are plotted, etc.
The word D Day was first used at the time of First World War to denote the day of operation as a code word among the military. It became popular only after the battle of Normandy. The chief officials of the army and the military forces would devise how to execute the attack based on the D Day. The D Day would help the planners to plot and prepare for any situation to face the battle in an orderly manner and thus the D Day is important with respect to the issues of military plans and perspective. More...
Casualty Figures For D Day June
D Day was on 6th June 1944 when a combat was initiated by the Allied troops in Normandy against the German troops. The operation was called Operation Overlord, and attacks included both airborne landings and amphibious operation.
Causality reported from the arena of war refers to losses that the fighting force suffers due to death, injury, getting arrested as war prisoner or missing in action. As regards the D-Day, no record could be maintained at that time. Hence, we have no official record of the number of causalities of that operation.
On completion of Operation Overlord or D Day, the total estimate of causalities was 10,000 including 2,500 deaths. The Allied troops comprised of troops from many nations. The approximate loss on D Day country-wise was: More...