d- day - Page 2

August 21st, 2005  
If they had failed to land in France, the assets would have been moved to Italy and Russia.

Germany was doomed.

And the Germans told the Japanese there was no way to stop an American amphibious landing - that it was impossible.
October 8th, 2005  
OK, let's look at the strategic situation: The Russians are advancing all across something like a 3000 mile front, and the Germans know very well that they cannot stop them. The Americans, British and Canadians are advancing north through Italy, and again, the Germans know that they cannot be stopped. If the D-Day landings had failed none of this would have changed a whit, and the Allies would have had three Armies worth of supplies, the ships to move them, the airpower to support their use, and they could have been sent, and arrived anywhere within 5 weeks.

I think that a failure of D-Day would indeed have meant that the war would have been lengthened, but not by that long. If the extra men and supplies had been sent to Italy, It would have allowed the Allies to bypass many of the tough defence lines that were there, and I believe that the Germans would not have been able to hold the Alps if the Allies had even 1 more army in Italy. The invasions of France would have come from the south, probably by spring, 1946.

The better bet would have been to re-route all of those men and supplies to Russia. The addition of one or two fully equipped Allied armies on the Eastern Front would definitely have sped up the German collapse. I think the Russians would definitly have been in Berlin by about Spring 1946, probably earlier.

Either way, Nazi Germany never had a chance.

October 8th, 2005  
If we hadn't done so well on D-Day, I don't think it would be as easy for us to win the war. D-Day was a very important operation in World War 2. It was definately a clutch to our win. Without the success of D-Day, we probably would have been fighting for a few more years.
October 9th, 2005  
Well, if D-Day failed, as many people have said, The Soviets would keep on going, The Allies would have gone into Yugoslavia, and advanced through Italy, and even mounted an attack on Vichy France.
So yeah, even if the Invasion had failed Germany was still gonna be defeated.