World War 2
What gave the Allies a crucial advantage over the Axis Power during World War 2?
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In what way did the Allies hold an advantage over the Central power?
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What leader left the axis power and joined the allied powers?
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What strategies were used during D Day?
Massive naval and air power to soften up the beaches,followed by mass landings from sea. The main Allied strategy was overwhelming sea power for naval bombardment. This was to be followed by a huge invasion of landing craft on beaches, bringing thousands of troops. The strategy of the Allies under Eisenhower and Montgomery was to establish a beachhead on continental Europe by which the Allies' could bring their overwhelming personnel and material advantages to bear. The German strategy under Rundstedt and Rommel was to prevent the Allies from establishing that beachhead. FUSAG is held to be crucial to the disinformation which helped the Allies achieve a successful landing. The First US Army Group, nominally commanded by Patton, was a ficticious army in SE England pointing towards the Pas de Calais. The Germans were for some time believing the Normandy landings were a diversion drawing their defenses westward to allow the Allies to land the real invasion forces near to Calais/Boulogne. The great advantage the Allies had was twofold: Sea Power which provided massive artillery support and near total Air Supremacy. The destruction of crucial rail links in France did much to prevent the German panzers getting to the battlefield. And of course Rommel was right: The Germans had to defeat the Allies on the landing beaches, once ashore there would be no stopping the might of the British & US forces simply because of numerical advantage. The use of Parachute forces on the flanks was crucial, both the British & US parachute forces did much despite small numbers & light equiment. And what is unbelievable that up until Antwerp in Belgium was captured the whole of the war effort depended on the use of 2 and then 1 prefabricated artificial harbours called 'Mulberry'....