DDay Invasion of Normandy

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D-Day The Invasion of Normandy When on D-Day-June 6, 1944-Allied armies landed in Normandy on the northwestern coast of France, possibly the one most critical event of World War II unfolded; for upon the outcome of the invasion hung the fate of Europe. If the invasion failed, the United States might turn its full attention to the enemy in the Pacific-Japan-leaving Britain alone, with most of its resources spent in mounting the invasion. That would enable …

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…Brittany) to the invasion, fearful of a second Allied landing. Meanwhile, most German officials-their eyes blurred by Allied deception-continued to believe that a bigger landing was still to come in the Pas de Calais. In my opinion, the primary reason that the invasion worked was deception. D-Day was a tremendous achievement for British, Canadian and American fighting men, but it also owed an immeasurable debt to Ultra and to the deception that Ultra made possible.