- Co-operation between US & GB troops duirng D-Day and the liberation of France
- Eisnehower-diplomatic skills ensured co-operation. Pursauded Pattern- phantom army & Montomory invasion.
- Choice of Eisnenhower as Supreme Commader, balanced by 3 GB commanders of land (Monty) sea (Ramsey) & air (Morely)
- Landing not possible without co-operation- Most landing craft was US, 79% fighing ships were GB
- RAF &USAF ounumbered German planes 12,000 to 170
- Mulbury & PLUTO were GB made but supplies they carried were US. GB expertise & US supplies meant they won 2 month victory against best army in the world.
- Logicial achievement to land 15000 troops in 5000 ships in 1 day. 25,000 killed- less then expected.
- Operation Fortinute- stopped massive German counter accack/
- GB although slow broke through German resistance & made US breakthrough possible
- Ger troops in Normany had to withdraw b/c they were caught in GB &USA pincer.
- Victory should have bee achieved sooner- 3X as many troops, advantage is air, sea & economy too.
- Lucky that the weather improved.
- Lucky Hitler thought they were landing at Pas de Calais, so counter attack was too late
- GB too slow, 4 months to capture Caen, Operation Goodwood failed (loss of 350 tanks 5x more than germans, showed Germans still had better tanks) Monty- over cautious
- Man to man Germans still superior
- Except in Normandy, allied forces were maninly USA. Caen was last purely GB battle in WW2.
- US- Operational Anvil was right, GB wrong to oppose it. Gained Vital port for suplies, tied down 10 Ger. divisons, captured more Ger. than Tunis
- Monty-bitter about being replaced, US found him arrogant & hard to work with
- US dominated, late 1944 they had 50% more men, produe
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