university of technology sydney

Battle Of Normandy


Battle of Normandy is believed to be the biggest invasion that took place during World War Two. Allied forces fighting against the Germans made an invasion of Normandy in France. The day of the attack is referred to as the D-Day. The D-Day was on the 6th June 1944. This was a modern warfare technique used by warring nations against Germany and its allies. The countries that provided forces for the invasion included the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and France. Some other countries like Norway, Austral and New Zealand provided aerial assistance through their air forces. The invasion included naval bombardments, air attacks and amphibious landings. The whole of the operation was conducted under different code names.

Planning of the Normandy Invasion

The invasion was planned by the allied nations for months. The roles of the day were rehearsed and perfected before the day of the invasion was set. Germany had its own intelligent and managed to get its hands on some of the information about the plan of the invasion. They, however, did not get concrete information. The Allied invaders were also well prepared as they had planted double-cross agents in the Germany forces. They were thus notified of all that was happening. The agents were also used to convince the Germans that the Normandy was a diversionary attack. The allied nations also carried out surprise attacks on Germany and its allies. These attacks were aimed at distracting the Germans and deceiving them on the location and the exact dates of the invasion. The invasion could only be carried out on a single day and only ten days were deemed as possible days in a whole month. They had to choose a day near the full moon for reasons like illumination. The day came to be 6th June.

Code Names

The invasion was subdivided into various operations. These codenames were used to communicate with the members that were involved in the operation. The officers in charge of the invasion were given the code name Bigot. They were highly guarded and were now allowed to visit places where they risked being captured or being in any danger. Code name Operation Overload was given to the allies invasion. D-Day was the code name given to the fateful day when the invasion was to take place. Information regarding the invasion was highly guarded. The whole mission which turned out t be a success relied on these codenames and the planning in place.