Co-operation between US & GB troops duirng D-Day and the liberation of France

“REMARKABLE MILITARY ACHIEVEMENTS RESULTING FROM EFFECTIVE ANGLO-AMERICAN CO-OPERATION”. HOW FAR DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS OPINION ABOUT THE D-DAY LANDINGS & THE SUBSEQUENT LIBERATION OF FRANCE?

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: sara
  • Created on: 22-03-13 19:12
View mindmap
  • 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

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all resources »