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  • 2019-06-06
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  • by: AAN Staff
  • Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and there are many facts about this battle that many simply don’t know. Most people know that Operation Overlord was the codename for the invasion of Normandy and almost everybody could tell you the name of the 5 landing sites, but not many could tell you what Hitler was doing while the invasion was going on. Facts like these are not trivial, they are small things that when added up had a serious impact on Operation Overlord. Here are 10 facts about D-Day that everyone should know:

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    1.) The Blunder of Erwin Rommel

    • 2019-06-06
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    • by: AAN Staff

    The US Army via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr

    The weather has a big impact on how and when battles go down in war and this was especially true in WWII. The forecast for D-Day was terrible, storms and clouds were supposed to dominate the day and render any attempted invasion impossible, or so the Nazi’s thought. Erwin Rommel, the German Commander in Normandy, believed that the weather was going to be so bad he decided to go back to Germany for his wife’s birthday so he could gift her a pair of shoes. The nasty weather subsided just long enough for Operation Overlord to begin and Rommel was unable to lead his troops during the invasion because of his poor judgment.

     

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    2.) Operation Fortitude and the Phantom Army

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    The US Army via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr

    In order to guarantee success for Operation Overlord, the allies had to devise a plan that could fool the German army into looking in a different direction, this is where Operation Fortitude and the allies Phantom Army come into play. The allies began setting up props and fake war equipment near Calais, these props included things like blow up tanks and dummies in gear. The Germans were fooled and kept their eyes locked on Calais instead of Normany. The Phantom Army at Calais was as scary as the real thing to the Germans.

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    3.) Domination in the Skies

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    The US Army via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr

    Many focus on the ground fight when discussing the D-Day invasion but the work of allied airmen were admirable as well. The allied planes outnumbered the German Luftwaffe by 30 to 1 and not a single allied plane was shot down. This domination of the skies helped lead the day to victory and without it many more would have perished on those beaches. On the 75th Anniversary of D-day make sure to thank all WWII veterans that you know especially if they are airmen.

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    4.) Fire Power and Broken Porcelain

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    The HMS Belfast, a British ship, was one of the vessels that assisted the allies during the invasion on D-Day. The Belfast’s guns were massive and constantly hammered the German troops the whole time. The guns were almost too powerful though, they shook the vessel so much that many of the toilets on board shattered.

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    5.) Paratrooper Landings

    • 2019-06-06
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