About d- day
|June 22nd, 2005||#1|
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d- day info
|June 22nd, 2005||#3|
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if D-day hadnt been successful, we would probably have been fighting for the next 10 years trying to land on the European mainland, and it would have been a long, bloody, drawn-out war, even more than what it was.
|June 22nd, 2005||#4|
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If we hadn't won at D-Day we would have given a boost to German morale. But the Soviets would have soldiered on.
By 1944 Germany had lost. The Soviets had built up a huge amount of momentum and the German army was incapable of stopping them. United States troops would have continued to advance up through Italy, and Churchill would probably have got the invasion of Yugoslavia he was hoping for.
In all likelyhood the Soviets would have taken Berlin before the first atomic bomb was ready. And even if they hadn't Germany would have been so battered that it's reasonable to believe that the first atomic bomb would have been used om Japan anyway.
The fate of the invasion force also depends on what you mean by the landings failed. Do you mean that the fighting lasted into June 7th before stopping? Or that the allies were forced out of France after a month of fighting. The latter, while far more damaging to the Allies, is far less likely then the beach landings simply being defeated. If the beach landings had failed then there would have far more then 3,000 casaulties. But despite the loss of the entire airborne invasion force, the Allies still would have had a huge stockpile of supplies in Europe.
There would have been another landing, but if that landing came too late then there is the very real possibility that France, or parts of it, would have been liberated by the Soviets. With the result of an entirely Soviet Germany, and France becoming either a split or communist state.
Edit: Thanks "The Other Guy"
|June 23rd, 2005||#5|
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TO NEBBE: http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...ghlight=d+2004
You'll like it.
I'm the bleeding heart liberal your mother warned you about.
|June 23rd, 2005||#6|
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If the D-Day landings had been repulsed/had never happened it would still have been possible for Germany to check the Red Army advance in Poland. The combination of a much shorter defensive line for the Wehrmacht and ever lengthening lines of communication and supply for the Red Army would have made the taking of the Polish corridor, and therefore the most direct route into Germany proper, very difficult for the Soviets. But only if Hitler had left the management of the Ostfront to Guderian in his capacity as Chief of Staff to the OKH. In reality, this never would have happened though and so I agree that the Red Army would have marched into Berlin, probably several months later than historically.
"An Emperor is subject to no-one but God and justice."
Frederick 1, Barbarossa
|August 20th, 2005||#10|
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yeah i wouldnt say i love it but very interesting day ,i can only imagine the courage involved running up a beach under motor,machine gun,rifle,sniper ansd artillery fire.
England expects every man to do his duty:Horatio Nelson 1805 (so i guess that means the scots,irish and welsh can stay at home and have all the booze and girls to themselves,sounds good to me)