DDay PowerPoint Day 1

Agenda: Entrance Ticket D-Day Notes Video Clip Primary Document Analysis Target: Students can analyze Dwight D. Eisenhowers style, motivation, and leadership ability by studying D-Day and his writings to US soldiers

With a partner, make a list of all names, dates, locations, and any other terms you associate with the D-Day invasion

1931- Japan Invades Manchuria 1935- Italy Invades Ethiopia 1936- Germany and Italy sign treaty of cooperation; Germany and Japan sign anticommintern pact; Germany reoccupies the Rhineland 1937- Japan invades China 1938- Germany takes Austria; Munich Agreement- Germany gets Sudetenland

1939- Italy Invades Albania; Germany and Soviet Union sign a Treaty of non-aggression 1939- Germany invades Poland, initiating WWII; Honoring their guarantee of Polands borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. 1940- Germany, Italy, and

Japan sign Tripartite Pact 1941- Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor, US Enters War 1941-1943- US troops fight in Pacific and Mediterranean Theaters 1944- D-Day; US Troops first set foot on European soil June 6, 1944 United States

VS. Britain Canada Germany In the days leading up to the main invasion, Allied planes bombed the Atlantic Wall defenses all along the coast of France

Pictures of Allied bombing damage at Pointe du Hoc, France The night before the invasion, Allied troops parachuted behind enemy lines in France

They tried to destroy railroad lines and disrupt communication General Eisenhower speaking to airborne troops on the evening before the invasion Gen. George

Patton was in charge of a fake army to distract the Germans from the true location of the invasion On June 6, 1944 more than 150,000 Allied soldiers crossed the English Channel

They attacked the German military along a 60 mile stretch of the coast in Normandy, France. US troops in a Higgins landing craft approaching the coast of Normandy

British, American, and Canadian troops sailed from different ports in Great Britain and attacked the Germans together on five different beaches in Normandy, France Soldiers faced intense opposition from the Germans when they landed

Many men were killed or injured before they even reached the beaches US troops take shelter behind German hedgehogs. The obstacles were designed to prevent Allied landing craft from getting too close to the shores of France.

The Allies wanted to free France from German control They had to first conquer the coast of France so that they could then liberate western Europe and defeat

Hitler D-Day was the beginning of the end of the war in Europe The Allies were able to liberate

France from German control after several months of fighting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPU4p 7UQOtU 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. Who is Eisenhower addressing in his Order of the Day? What words and phrases does Eisenhower use to convey the idea of teamwork? If he is trying to motivate the troops, why does he say, Your task will not be an easy one? What is the importance of honesty in communication?

What historical information about WWII can you learn from studying this document? 6. After reading Eisenhowers D-Day failure message, describe his concept of taking responsibility. 7. Why do you think Eisenhower gives so little information about the attempted invasion? 8. What historical information about D-Day can you learn from studying this document? 9. Describe Eisenhowers personality based solely on these two documents. 10. What other primary sources of information

would you want to have to create a fuller description of Eisenhower?

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