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Describe the events of 6th June in the British sector Following vital preparations carried out for the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, 6th June 1944, a combination of airborne operations and infantry assaults on the designated beaches followed. British and American forces fought to achieve the objectives set for D-Day to secure a stable foothold in Normandy with which the Allied forces could advance into Germany. The British 6th Airborne Division carried out operations to the east of Caen to secure crossings over the Orne River, so opening up exit routes for forces from Sword Beach. Using paratroopers, Pegasus Bridge was captured although opposition from Germans, but there was a problem because all of the troops did not land in the right places because of the weather. ...read more.

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This had allowed the British soldiers to march inland to link up with Juno, and by afternoon, they had succeeded in capturing Arromanches. On Sword Beach the British Sector were instructed to meet up with the 6th Airborne Division at the Orne bridgehead. Following heavy bombardment, the British forces made a way through a lightly defended beach. However, the 21st Panzer Division was in the area but they were easily defeated. By afternoon, the Commandos from Sword had linked up with Howard's forces at Pegasus Bridge. Juno Beach was assigned to the Canadians, whose aim was to cut the Caen-Bayeux road, to link up with Sword Beach and to capture Caen airport. ...read more.

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By evening on D-Day, 130,000 soldiers were landed on the beaches, and there were 8600 casualties. This was a sign of their success, but there were other achievements showing this as well; the paratroopers of the Airborne Division had captured the bridges over the Orne to secure exit routes for Sword Beach, and Arromanches was seized. However, D-Day was clearly not a complete success as some objectives had not been achieved. The biggest failure included the 3rd Division failing to capture Caen, and the Canadians not succeeding in taking the airfield. A relatively secure foothold was achieved in the coastal region on the first day which would allow the Allies to advance through Normandy successfully, meaning that the assaults on D-Day can be thought as a great accomplishment, despite its failures and difficulties. Words: 608 ...read more.

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