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D-Day (Operation Overlord)
Terms in this set (15)
When was D-Day?
June 6th, 1944 (lasted until August 1944)
What was the purpose of the mission?
To get Allied troops on the ground in an effort to liberate France and make a push toward Germany
Where did this invasion take place?
What were the code names for the five beaches that the allies invaded?
Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword, Gold
What were the main countries representing the Allies on D-Day?
The Allied Forces (in particular the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Free France)
What beach did the Canadians assault?
Which two major Normandy towns had the allies captured by June 12th?
Carentan & Bayeux
Parts of three countries are shown on this map. What are they?
France, England, Belgium
To get to Paris from Normandy, you would travel in what direction?
Who was the supreme leader of the Allied Forces on D-Day?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Who is Eisenhower addressing in his Order of the Day?
The Allies' soldiers
What words and phases does Eisenhower use to convey the idea of teamwork?
"The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you."
If he's trying to motivate people, why do you think he says, "Your task will not be an easy one"?
He's trying to warn them of enemies' attacks.
What is the importance of honesty in communication?
In order to show others the truth of a battle.
After reading Eisenhower's failure message, describe his concept of taking responsibility.
He will become responsible if the invasion is a failure.
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