I picked to do a research on the D-Day because I was on one of the Omaha beach. So I thought it would be interesting to find out more about it. D-Day was a battle that mark to beginning to end of Germany. Obviously the Allies won which made it possible for the Hitler's dream of a Nazi controlled "Fortress Europe." .
The Germans knew that the Allies, and by that time also the United States, were going to invade France. The allies took Normandy Beach, that is on the north of France, they landed on June 6, 1944 at five different beaches: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, June Beach, Sword Beach. The Germans were waiting the Allies with heavy resistance. Here is an explanation of what happened on those beaches that terrible day. .
In Utah Beach: the 4th Division of the United States was assigned. They came with rifle companies, combat engineers an demolition teams, plus 28 tanks. But strong ties and big waves swept some boats away. They were 2000 yards from the place they should have been. By the end of the day there were 200 dead plus wounded, but they were also four miles inland. .
In Sword Beach: the 3rd Division from the British were assigned, this included British, French, Polish, and German Jewish troops. Most of the tanks and the armored vehicles made it suavely to shore. Then invaders broke quickly into German coastal defense and moved up. However, as the invaders advanced towards the city of Caen, they faced with tanks from the German 21st Panzer Division. They couldn't break the German 's lines and seize Caen. .
In Gold Beach: was assigned the British's 50th Division. They had a tank with flame that was a strange vehicle. The British ran into the German resistance at a seaside village named La RiviOre, but by noon the entire 50th Division was ashore. By the day's end the British advanced to two miles in of Bayeux, with just 400 dead and wounded.
In Juno Beach: was assigned by the 3rd division of Canadians.