'D-Day' (Read Description)

Neave Owen
Mind Map by Neave Owen, updated more than 1 year ago
Neave Owen
Created by Neave Owen over 4 years ago


This is nearly finished but I could always add more onto it, it is mostly about the technology used although includes some statistics and other facts. I also have a resource showing the websites I used to get the information, it's on my profile.

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'D-Day' (Read Description)
1 When?
1.1 June 6th 1944
2 Codenames
2.1 Operation overlord
2.1.1 The allied invasion of north-west Europe Operation Neptune Was the assault phase of Operation Overlord Involved landing the troops on the beaches (and all other supporting operations) to establish a beachhead in France Began on D-Day- 6th June 1944 Ended on 30th June 1944
2.1.2 Began on D-Day- 6th June 1944
2.1.3 Ended on 19th August 1944, when the allied forces crossed the River Seine
3 Numbers
3.1 The Normandy Landings
3.1.1 Around 156,000 allied troops landed in Normandy on day 1 of the invasion 61,715 British Soldiers 73,000 American Soldiers 21,400 Canadian Soldiers
3.1.2 11,590 aircraft took part in the landings Carried 23,400 airborne troops Conducting 14,674 sorties
3.2 Operation Neptune
3.2.1 6,939 vessels were involved in the huge naval effort
3.3 Casualties
3.3.1 4,413 allied soldiers died on D-day alone.
3.3.2 German losses are estimated to be somewhere between 4,000 and 9,000 No official tally currently exists
4 Who?
4.1 Allied Nations
4.1.1 Mostly UK Canada US
4.1.2 But also nations such as Czechoslovakia France Belgium Australia Greece The Netherlands Poland
4.2 Germany
5 Clever technology used
5.1 Tide-prediction Machine
5.2 Horsa Gliders
5.3 ARVEs
5.3.1 'Hobart's funnies' Unusually modified tanks The Duplex Drive 'swimming tank' The 'crocodile' flamethrower tank The 'crab' mine-clearing flail tank
5.4 Landing Craft
5.4.1 Some fitted with guns or rockets
5.4.2 A huge range of landing craft Tiny assault landing craft Huge landing ships
5.5.1 Pipeline Under The Ocean Supplied petrol from Britain to Europe via an underwater network of flexible pipes Gave the Allied forces enough petrol to fuel aircraft and vehicles to finish the advance
5.6 Mulberry Harbours
5.7 German Defences
5.7.1 'Rommel's Asparagus'
5.7.2 Rommel was put in charge of German defences in Normandy The Desert Fox (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel)
5.7.3 'Czech Hedgehogs' These could tear through the bottom of landing craft
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