In May 1943, The Trident Conference held in Washington resulted to the coast of Normandy chosen as the most appropriate site for landing.Normandy was a good choice because of its proximity to the English and Cherbourg ports.
Each of the troops had their own landing beaches along the Normandy coast.
The goal was to get Germany’s unconditional surrender and destroy its armed forces if need be.
Troops emanating from Canada, Britain, United States and Poland joined hands to liberate Western Europe from the Nazi control.
American General Dwight D Eisenhower led the collective force known as the Allied Expeditionary Force.
Initially, they planned to launch an attack on Europe, but there were inadequate supplies, labor and equipment, culminating to its postponement until 1994.
From the Japanese attack, the Allies had learned a few lessons that would guide them in the next operation.
The leader of Soviet Russia suggested that the allies adopt two-front war to ensure that Germany was defeated since they could not maintain their army contact on two fronts.
The Allies formed The Combined Chief of Staffs to assist President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill on instigating the warfare.
Operation Overload is a code name for the Allied invasion of North-West Europe that took place in June 1994.
The operation, popularly known as the Battle of Normandy, took place during the World War II.