The Importance of D-Day
Adolf Hitler once said, “When the enemy invades in the West, it will be the moment of decision in this war.” (Drez 17) He knew that day, D-Day as it would later be called, was going to be crucial in determining the outcome of the war. What he did not know was when and where the Allies would attack. This lack of knowledge caused Hitler’s victory to be just out of reach when the time came. There was a man though, who could have brought that victory within reach. His name was Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel. If Hitler had listened to Rommel, the Allies would not have succeeded on D-Day and they would have, in turn, lost the war.
Months before D-Day ever occurred, a date was set. June 4, 1944. As the time approached however, the weather became increasingly worse (“D-Day…”). The seas were choppy and unmanageable, leaving General Dwight D. Eisenhower – Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces – with only one option (Murray). He had to postpone the invasion. However, this was a very Continue reading The Importance of D-Day