America At D-day:a Day Of Reme


AMERICA AT D-DAY: A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
I am very interested in World War II. So I choose a book that was
written about the Normandy Invasion. More commonly know as D-Day or
Deliverance day. The title of the book is America at D-Day. It was written
by Richard Goldstein. The book has 287 pages and also has 90 different
pictures from the invasion of Normandy. The reason the author wrote this
book was to show exactly what happened at D-Day.
The author starts off by describing the preparation for D-Day in great
detail. The code name given to the Normandy Invasion was Operation
Overlord. It was planned mainly by General Dwight David Eisenhower.
Prior to World War II Eisenhower never ...

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large-scale operations” (Goldstein 8). That is one of
the reasons why Eisenhower was chosen to lead Operation Overlord.
Operation Overlord was a well kept secret. The Allies went through a
lot to make sure that the Germans only heard what the Allies wanted him to
hear and see. The Allies built mock armies on the south eastern corner of
England. That was the location that was the shortest distance between
England and France. The Germans were sure that if there was an amphibious
invasion that it would come from the south eastern corner of England. The
allies put up cardboard airplanes and tanks that fooled the pictures taken by
the German spy planes. The Allied intelligence reports showed that Hitler
and his leaders were falling for the plan. The Germans built up there troops
in the area of France where the English Channel was the narrowest.
The plan was to catch the Germans off guard and hit them hard and
fast. The Allies split the beach of Normandy ...

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