D-Day’s Climactic Battle in History: The Most Important Battle of WWII
In World War II, the allies and the axis were fighting each other to win. The Allies included the United States, Great Britain and Russia. The Axis included Germany and Japan. The Allies won because they never gave up.
The most important battle in World War II was D-Day. It happened on June 6, 1944. D-Day was the day that Americans, French and British soldiers landed on a beach called Omaha. They came from landing craft that carried soldiers from large ships called transports. D-Day is considered the most important battle of WWII because it led to the liberation of Europe from Nazi control by Allied victory over Germany. The Allies needed a way to get onto Europe’s beaches and push back the Nazi forces that were defending the beaches.
The debate over D-Day is fierce because the military had to make a choice. It could land men on the beaches or use bombers to drop bombs on the Nazi soldiers, like they did in WWII. But the Allies had experience bombing soldiers, and they decided to use that experience instead of landing men.
What is the Dawn of World War II? And Who Started the Second World War?
WWII was the war that began in 1939, when German Nazis and forces of an Empire in Europe invaded Poland, and this war was called the “great war.” On September 3, 1939, the Nazis and their allies invaded Poland and the war was called “World War II” because they did not have enough guns. On September 17, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany because the Nazi’s were bombing their cities. Five years later, Germany invaded Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Britain and France sent troops to help these countries. In 1940 Germany invaded Yugoslavia and Greece. Italy invaded Albania, and Hungary was also taken by Germany. In 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union and Japan attacked China.
What Is D-Day? And Why Did It Happen?
In World War II, the allies and the axis were fighting each other to win. The Allied forces included Great Britain (England), the United States, Russia, France and China. The Axis forces included Germany and Japan. The Allied forces and Soviet allies won because they never gave up.
The German army surrendered in May 1945. They surrendered to the Russians Red Army. Before that, the Germans fought tenaciously until summer of 1945. But, they couldn’t win because they failed to recognize the importance and urgency of fighting a war until D-Day. The Germans failed to understand that World War II will not be won just by defeating one side – but by defeating all sides at once.
The war started with the German invasion of Poland which continued to the invasion of France. The French, who thought that they can resist, where defeated by the Germans. Although Hitler didn’t want to invade England at first, he changed his mind because he said that he has to get rid of everything for his “Greater Germany.”
Then Japan invaded China and Russia. Japan wanted to conquer all the countries in China and Russia by invading them from many different directions. The Germans also wanted to conquer all the countries in Europe. In Germany, Hitler said, “If we lose our war with the allies and the Russians, there will be no way of stopping our nation.”
The allied forces started to fight automatically. They continued fighting in Africa, Burma, and India. Then they started fighting Germany in North Africa. All these years of fighting prepared them for D-Day and their final victory.