Just found this interesting video from Real Engineering on YouTube which goes over the choosing of the location for the US and UK’s invasion of Europe. It mentions multiple other interesting points, like Calais, Dunkirk or Dieppe. Typically we’re able to see 1-2 major reasons that would have lead allied command to decide on Normandy, but reality is more complex: there were a swathe of variables that were considered after the catastrophic offensive in Dieppe, for example the type of sand and soil that the beaches had. I found the video very informative, and I lament that the series is only partly available. It seems that there are 3 more episodes that are available on Nebula / Curiosity Stream, for which I don’t have a subscription.
What did you think of the video? Did you watch the other paid episodes? Can you share some feedback about them?