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Events of the D-Day Landings
1. Why did the British take part in 'Operation Overlord'? (15)
There are many reasons why Britain took part in 'Operation Overlord'. The original code name for this was 'Operation round up'. However, it was changed to 'Operation Overlord'. D-Day was the name given to the day 'Operation Overlord' took place. 'Operation Overlord' is known as the greatest amphibious landing ever mounted, with 156,000 British, US and Canadian troops going ashore to the beaches of Normandy (France).
The British Allies all had the same objectives which were to get the German troops out of France and Liberate Europe from the evil clutches of Hitler's occupation.
Hitler or his Allies still controlled the main land Europe except a few neutral countries. Without direct intervention by the Western Allies in Europe, it looked likely that Hitler would win the war.
So why did Britain decide to take part in 'Operation Overlord'?
Well, by 1941 Hitler was fighting on too many fronts. There were also a number of factors, which convinced the Allies the time was right for the invasion in France. In addition the Allies almost
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