World War II: D-Day


D-Day Normandy Invasion

D-Day was the name given to the June 6, 1944, invasion of the beaches at Normandy in northern France by troops from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries during World War II.  learn more

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D-Day: Facts on the Epic 1944 Invasion

D-Day: Facts on the Epic 1944 Invasion That Changed the Course of WWII The Allied invasion of Normandy was among the largest military operations ever staged. Learn how many fighting forces took part, why it was called D-Day, stats on its planning, execution and more.  learn more

Learn About D-Day

ABOUT OPERATION OVERLORD Why D-Day Matters While the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, usually termed D-Day, did not end the war in Europe—that would take eleven more months—success on that day created a path to victory for the Allies. The stakes were so great, the impact so monumental, that this single day stands out in history.  learn more

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TeachersFirst's D Day Resources

This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students honor D-Day and the important events of World War II through related projects and classroom activities.  learn more

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What was D-Day?

By 1944 Germany occupied large parts of Europe. Planning for D-Day began when Stalin called for Great Britain and the USA to open a second front in Western Europe. The Russians had been doing the majority of the fighting against Germany, in the East, and wanted the USA and Great Britain to launch an invasion…  learn more