Co-operation between US & GB during D-Day

How effective was the co-coperationg between US & GB during D-Day and the liberation of France?

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  • Created on: 24-03-13 09:51

Yes- Co-operation was effective

It was a logical achievement to land 15,000 troops in 5000 ships in 1 day. 25,000 were killed which was less than expected.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

Operation Fortitude (by tricking the Germans into thinking they were landing in Pas de Calias) stopped a massive German Counter attack

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

Eisenhower's diplomatic skills ensured co-operation between US &GB troops. He even pursauded Pattern to be head of Phanton Army and Montgomory to stage the invasion.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

Excellent choice to have Eisenhower as Supreme Commander which was balanced by 3 GB commanders: Monty (Land) Ramsey (Sea) & Morely (Air)

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

Mulbury & PLUTO were GB made but carried US supplies. GB expertise & US supplies meant they won a 2 month victory against the best army in the world.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

Landing would not have been possible without co-operation- most landing craft was US but 79% of fighting ships were GB.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

RAF & USAF outnumbered German planes by 12,000 to 170.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

GB was right to wait till 1944 & US were right to insist landing at Normandy.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

GB although slow broke through German resistance & made US breakthrough possible.

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Yes-Co-operation was effective

German troops in Normany had to withdraw as they were caught in GB & USA Pincer. After Normany the rest of France was quick.

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No-Co-operation was'nt effective

Lucky that the weather improved, they had the worst weather in 40 years and if it didnt improve the whole operation would have been cancelled.

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No-Co-operation was'nt effective

Lucky that Hitler thought they were landing at Pas de Calias so a counter attack was too late.

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No-Co-operation was'nt effective

Victory should have been achieved sooner they had 3x as many troops & advantages in air, sea and economy too.

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No-Co-operation was'nt effective

Man to man Germans were still Superior; Howard claims that GB & US troops knew if they came in contact with German troops on equal term they would be "likely to be soundly defeated".

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likely to be soundly defeated

US-Operation Anvil was right & GB was wrong to oppose it. Gained Vital port supplies, tied down 10 German divisions & captured more Germans than Tunis.

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No-Co-operation wasn't effective

GB were too slow, 4 months to capture Caen, Operation Goodwood failed (loss of 350 tanks- 5x more than the Germans, showing the Germans still had better tanks & could use them better) Monty was over-cautious.

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No-Co-operation wasn't effective

Except in Normandy, allied forces were mainly US, Caen was last purely GB battle in WW2.

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No-Co-operation wasn't effective

US dominated by late 1944 (50% more men & produced 3x as many tanks & aircraft)

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No-Co-operation wasn't effective

Monty was bitter about being replaced by Eisenhower, many soldiers found him arrogant & hard to work with.

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