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  1. Kai-Petri

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    Yes, the operation would be full of risks, no doubt about that. However once the TORCH took place the Germans occupied the Vichy France so Southern France turned alot more dangerous for a possible invasion.
     
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    They might have been less casualties in 1943 if the allies did invade france but also the allies would still just be getting started in italy and it would have tooken longer to invade from the south probably.
     
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    I think DDay was mainly designed to A: cut the loses.B:shorten the war by months and C:to take control over france and west Germany before the Soviets did.

    Its true DDay played a major part in ww2,but even if it didnt happen the Germans wouldnt stand much of a chance against the Soviets in 44.The Germans could move everything from the west to the east to try and hold back the Soviets it would still fail if they couldnt attack.They could of used the extra numbers from the west to form a defence line around Warshaw to try and give some time for the Germans to reorganize.The only way they could win would be to attack the Soviets and inflict large loses to them forcing them to declare peace.
     
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