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The critical battle for the future of Europe.
Normandy was the critital battle for the future of Europe. The allied forces laned at five points code named: Utah Omaha Gold Casino Sword.
Eisenhower was Supreme Commander Montgomery Bradly and Dempsey commanded the British American and Canadian forces respectively.
Prior to the invasion the transport system in France had been bombed successfully on the orders of Portal; Tedder and Leigh Mallory. Radar installations were destroyed with the exception of the installations between Calais and Brittany.
Under the command of Major Harrod infantry men landed near Benouville and captured two bridges code named Pegasus and Horsa. In total 18000 British and American parachutists landed prior to the main invasion.
A deception had successfully convinced the German high command and particularly Hitler that the main invasion was to take place in the Pas De Calais area by a phantom army commanded by Patton.
The prime target for the American forces was the Contetin Peninsula and particularly the port of Cherbourg. The British and Canadians had the task of protecting all the bridge heads from the panza forces attacking the Caen area and to capture Caen and the nearby airfield.
Prime Minister Chuchhill (remembering the Dardanelles.), Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Marshall were desperately concerned to avoid a battle getting bogged down on the beaches. Monty was confident that his battle plan was in fact succeeding. The US armies broke out in the west and cut off the German forces defending Cherborg.
As was predictable the American forces on reaching the outskirts of Cherbourg demanded the surrender of the German forces commanded by General Karl Wilhelm. On the orders of Hitler, Rommel ordered General Karl Wilhelm von Schlieben not to surrender. Bombardment by naval vessels virtually destroyed the port and forced the surrender.
Hitler, Von Runstedt and Nazi high command believed the main landing would be in the Pas de Calais. To stiffen resolve Hitler travelled to the Hitler bunker at Marival near Soissons ordering no retreat but still refused to deploy the Fifteenth army still defending Pas de Calais. In fact another landing was to take place on the French Riviera code named Anvil.
Bombardment by Allied aircraft continued and road and rail junctions were attacked at Etampes, Amiens, Arras, Caen, Cambrai and a synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen.
The French Resistance was courageously active in destroying road and rail communications preventing reinforcements reaching German defenders. The combined efforts destroying bridges across the Loire between Orleans and the Bay of Biscay meant that a German Panzer division took 17 days to reach Normandy. A particular act of valour involved Violet Szabo flown in from London valiantly undertaking acts of saboutage who was captured after 3 days; tortured by the Gestapo and despite an unsuccessful rescue attempt from Limoges prison was executed in a Nazi Concentration Camp.
The battle for Caen was particularly destructive and fierce. Edward Heath then a British Officer later Prime Minister and Maurice Schuman later Foreign Minister of France both fought in this crucial battle. The German Armour attacking the bridgeheads at Caen was gradually destroyed in accordance with Montgomery’s plan and the British and Canadians under Dempsey were ready to break out. Thus the battle plan was vindicated with the Americans under Bradley and Patton who had arrived from England were attacking to the south east and the British and Canadians were going east. The conclusive objective was to trap the German forces in a pocket at Falaise.
Again and fatally Hitler ordered “no retreat” and the consequence was the destruction of the German armies in the Falaise pocket. During this critical and decisive period the plot to kill Hitler failed and as a consequence Rommel committed suicide. Many other German officers were executed or took their own lives including Klaus Von Stauffenburg who placed the bomb, General Friedrich, General Olbricht, General Karl Heinrich von Stuelpnagel. General Fromm, General Olbricht, General Ludwig Becht, Field Marshal Von Witzleben, General Erich Hoepner, General Erich Fellgiebel, General Caesar Von Hofacker, a diplomat Adam Von Zu Solz and many more.
At this time Hitler was hoping to use his new secret weapons to change the course of WWII. His new jet fighter to allow the Luftwaffe to gain control of the air and the V1 flying bomb and the V2 rocket bomb to dest roy London and other British cities. Fortunately allied intelligence had anticipated the attacks and the V1 was not a success and strategic bombing destroyed many V2 rockets before launching.
The newspapers we are listing cover this decisive period of the War in the west leading to the defeat and unconditional surrender of the Axis armies in 1945.
Eisenhower having taken control of allied forces instructed Montgomery to advance across the Lower Seine and the Picardy and Flemish Plain towards Brussels and Antwerp. Bradly was to attack towards the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr. Devers' American and French forces where to advance on Metz and Nancy advancing from the Rhone toward Alsace. Patton in the meantime was advancing in Lorraine. Operation Markey Garden had been agreed by Eisenhower and involved leap frogging the Rhine at Arnhem, the Raal at Nijmegen and the Maas by using paratroopers. Events proved that Arnhem was a bridge too far and after incurring heavy loses British and Polish paratroopers where withdrawn. Meanwhile Hitler had managed to put together substantial forces for the defence of the Reich. He was however to squander these reserves in the desperate attack which almost succeeded in Ardennes.
Soviet forces commanded by Zhukov on the orders of Stalin drove forward on a 300 mile front between the Carpathians and the Black Sea crossed the river Pruth into Rumania. Bulgaria sued for peace and Greece Yugoslavia and the Danuve Valley and Austria where open to the advancing Russians.
As the battle for Western Europe continued Field Marshall Alexander (Alex) continued to advance through Italy having captured Rome and now threatened Kesselring and the defences on the Pisa Rimini Line. The possibility remained of an invasion of Austria through the Ljubjiana gap and Venetia thus linking with Soviet Russian forces in the Danube Valley advancing through Rumania and the Balkans. Churchill hoped that the victor of the Tunis would smash through the Gothic line to Lombardy. Field Marshall Alanbrooke on a visit to Italy to meet Alex also met Paget, Churchill, MacMillan Portal Jumbo Wilson and at the front Murray, Kirkman, Portal and Russell finally departing by air from Sienna Aerodrome for Ancona.
The allies were destroying the V1 and V2 rocket launch sites on the ground
The new Jet Fighters were too late and the Nazis had insufficient fuel for them to pose any threat
The U Boats were defeated by the Code Breakers.
The sinking of the Tirpitz by the RAF removed the remaining threat to the Arctic convoys
The development of nuclear weapons was the final threat which was seriously delayed by the destruction by the Norwegian resistance of the heavy water plants in Norway.
Hitler and Goebbels regarded the sudden death of United States President Franklyn Roosevelt as divine intervention. Roosevelt was particularly sympathetic to Stalin; Churchill and the military were not. Hitler was convinced that the allies would go to war against the Soviets. Germany would fight the Bolsheviks alongside the western allies and emerge victorious. This was the last hope of the Nazis.
All eyes were on Harry S Truman the new President. Truman confirmed unconditional surrender and the war in Europe ended with the suicide of Hitler Goebbels and Himmler and later Goring. Hess was already incarcerated and other prominent Nazis were hanged after the Nuremburg trials.
The challenge of invading and defeating Japan remained. The military leaders knew that invasion could cost a million lives and the destruction of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and in fact all Japan’s greatest cities. The opportunity for Japan to surrender was offered but refused.
Truman had to decide whether to use the Atomic Bomb. Successful tests had been completed and American Flying Fortresses were in range of Japan’s cities. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito had given orders to seek peace but the Military were determined to continue the war no matter the consequences. The work of development was shared by many scientists and a brief history could be dated from 1931 - 1945.
An atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 1945 killing 100,000 civilians. A similar bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9 killing over 60,000 people. Hirohito accepted unconditional surrender and despite an attempted coup by the milltary Hirohito prevailed and the war ended.
McArthur became effectively dictator of Japan and Hirohito the symbolic leader of the Japanese people.
The use of atomic weapons changed the history of the twentieth century.
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