Why Was Normandy Selected For D-Day?



In the debut episode of the Logistics of D-Day we explore the logic and planning that resulted in Normandy being chosen as the location for the largest amphibious invasion in the history of human kind. Get a year of both Nebula and Curiosity Stream for just 11.99 here: http://www.CuriosityStream.com/realengineering and using the code, "realengineering" New streaming platform: https://watchnebula.com/ Vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMet4qY3027v8KjpaDtDx-g Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2825050&ty=h Facebook: http://facebook.com/realengineering1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealEngineering/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebrianmcmanus Discord: https://discord.gg/s8BhkmN Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://standard.tv/collections/real-engineering References:
[1] https://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Day-Manual-technology-engineering-Operations/dp/0857332341
[2] https://www.amazon.com/D-Day-Atlas-Anatomy-Normandy-Campaign/dp/0500291195
[2] https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dieppe-raid [3] https://books.google.ie/books?id=5Fi1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=hochpf%C3%A4hlen+production&source=bl&ots=7Ic2R6640M&sig=ACfU3U1cOG7_cFismIWGKrYIKDWfhDDUtQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjimJqkgILhAhUlQxUIHSK3D28Q6AEwBnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=hochpf%C3%A4hlen%20production&f=false [4] https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/battle-of-normandy/supply/pluto [5] https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/d-day/beaches/omaha-beach [6] https://www.jstor.org/stable/215761?read-now=1&seq=2#page_scan_tab_contents [7] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10632543 [8] http://www.jshawmsc.f2s.com/140squadron.pdf [9] http://worldwar2headquarters.com/HTML/normandy/HobartsFunnies/DD-sherman.html
[10] https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/historical-sheets/dieppe
[11] https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/06/06/geology-as-a-factor-in-the-battle-of-normandy/#3488fe5e7df3
[12] https://scholarsmine.mst.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2956&context=icchge Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage. Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Hank Green, William Leu, Tristan Edwards, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Thomas Barth, Johnny MacDonald, Stephen Foland, Alfred Holzheu, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Binghaith, Brent Higgins, Dexter Appleberry, Alex Pavek, Marko Hirsch, Mikkel Johansen, Hibiyi Mori. Viktor Józsa, Ron Hochsprung

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