Deception won D-Day

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    Are you aware of to what extent the Allies had to go through to fool Hitler on D-Day?
    Check out this article and you'll be amazed.
     
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    Superior firepower won D-Day.
     
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    That's true. It did play a big part securing a successful beach invasion. Yet, it was also possible because the Germans had only 72 divisions on the Western Front against the allies, whereas it had over 225 against the Russians on the Eastern Front.

    I wonder what the result would have been had their been more German might on the wall?
     
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    Yes the disinformation plan was rather brilliant and that certainly DID play a major role in a successful landing.
     
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    Considering the total Allied control over the sea and the air, more German troops on the ground would not have decisively altered things. An enormously stronger and better Luftwaffe presence might have made a substantial difference.
     
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    The Japanese had learned they could not stop an American invasion on the beaches, but the Germans had begun to build their wall and defenses before that lesson became clear. Germany simply didn't have the manpower to stop the invasion nor win the war anymore. Once it became clear to Hitler that the invasion was a success, he should have surrendered, but it was Hitler.
     
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    If we had a president like obama, the D-Day plans would have been leaked to the Germans long before D-Day ever happened.
     
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    Still another reason FDR was rated as America's greatest president.
     
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    We should have joined forces with Hitler against the Soviet Union.

    They were the real enemy not Germany
     
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    It was the master race thing that did Hitler in.
     

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