D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does LCA stand for?

2. How long does it take Ranger Company to get most of the men to the top of the cliffs at Omaha?

3. How many troops drop into Normandy on D-Day?

4. The British Airborne Division was criticized for not pushing into ________.

5. What does UDT stand for?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

It is said that the war was won with British brains and American brawn. What are the differences between the armed forces of the two countries and how do their strengths and weaknesses contribute to victory?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the enormous task of committing this historical day to the page. What effect is created with the divisions of chapters? Where do the chapter titles originate? What is the overall effect for the reader created by Ambrose?

Essay Topic 3

How does using the memories of the men who took part in D-Day affect the integrity of the narrative? What are some possible distortions or misrepresentations in Ambrose's telling of D-Day?

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