Contrary to this, the Nazis were unprepared for any invasion, but believed that any attempt for invasion by the allies was going to take place further along the French coast in Calais. They didn't know specifically that the invasion would take place further west along the beach. The actual estimates death toll for the allied forces varies, but is now believed to be around the reagion of 5000, not including wounded or missing. Winston Churchill believed that the death toll was going to be in excess of 20 000, so the death toll is significantly lower, but still very much so high.
If you want to know specifically why the death toll was this high, or specifically why the US toll was high, then it is largely due to the fact that the Americans had the task of taking Omaha beach. Prior to the landings there was a massive bombing of the German defensives, however, what the allies weren't aware of, was the fact that the bombings had missed their target, and had largely been ineffective on the German defenses, particularly around Omaha beach. The US soldiers also had a longer stretch of beach to traverse. When you bear that in mind with the fact that the German defenses were still in tact, it explains why the toll was that high. hope this helps
Hello one other reason the German machine guns that were being used were a 30 caliber stien gun that fired upward of 800 rpm one German machinegunner fired over 200000 rounds at the invading allies i also hope this helps
The death toll was about 55,000
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The death toll was around 100,000 to 150,000 men died.
The death toll was so high in World War 1 because of all the new weapons that they have developed
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Death Toll of Americans in WWIIThe death toll of Americans was an estimated 406,000 soldiers dead during WWII.
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In first class, the death toll was low, but for third class and crew, it was very high.In first class, the death toll was low, but for third class and crew, it was very high.
the death toll is 230,000
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The death toll was about 660,000. The largest death toll of Americans in any war
The death toll was very high during the tragedy. It was expected to be much over 8000 people.
revised death toll 2,752 minus the 40 taken off the death toll of the hijackers involved
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19 people sadly died during the eruption.
Yes. The Waco tornado was shrouded in heavy rain. This was a factor in that tornadoes high death toll as people could not see it coming.
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami had a high death toll due to a combination of its size, the large coastal population, the lack of an Indian Ocean warning system, and a general lack of knowledge by the people about tsunamis.
"The low lying ground proved to be a disease-ridden death trap...the water was contaminated with salt"
the total death toll in a war is soldiers and civilians combined
the largest death toll for a natural disaster is zero.
The Nazis had 5 to 8 extermination camps. Please see the related question. The death toll at most other camps was also high.