June 08, 1944 : As British and American troops meet up at Normandy, Stalin rejoices

Introduction

U.S. General Omar Bradley, following orders from General Eisenhower, links up American troops from Omaha Beach with British troops from Gold Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer. Meanwhile, Russian Premier Joseph Stalin telegraphs British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to announce that the Allied success at Normandy “is a source of joy to us all,” and promises to launch his own offensive on the Eastern Front, as had been agreed upon at the Tehran Conference in late ’43, and thereby prevent Hitler from transferring German troops from the east to support troops at Normandy.

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June 08, 1944 : As British and American troops meet up at Normandy, Stalin rejoices

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    June 08, 1944 : As British and American troops meet up at Normandy, Stalin rejoices

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/as-british-and-american-troops-meet-up-at-normandy-stalin-rejoices

  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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