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The Initial Situation on the Allied Side

Joachim Ludewig

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Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780813140797
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813141305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813140797.003.0003
The Initial Situation on the Allied Side

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Chapter 2 outlines the strategies formulated by the Allies at the Second Cairo Conference and the Teheran Conference in preparation for the invasion of France. The objective of Operation Overlord, which was scheduled for a duration of ninety days of combat, was to establish for the Allied forces a sufficiently large lodgement area on the Continent, from which the follow-on offensives could be launched toward the Reich.

Keywords: Second Cairo Conference; Sextant; Teheran Conference; Operation Overlord; Operation Anvil; Mediterranean Theater of Operations; Operation Neptune; Operation Overlord

Chapter.  6512 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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