April 25, 2017

Today in History: D-Day

Beyond the Beach
Today in History–June 6–the Library of Congress features D-Day. On this day in 1944, American, British and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France in a coordinated effort to open the western front. Learn more about this tragic but ultimately successful strike by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access loads of primary sources related to D-Day & World War II.

D-Day

Veterans Stories – D-Day

Featured Image: D-Day The 6th of June

D-Day maps

D-Day images

Allied Armies Land in France (New York Times front page)

D-Day books & other texts

D-Day: A Key to Victory Webcast (transcript)

Eisenhower Decides on D-Day

Marshall and the D-Day Invasion

D-Day (U.S. Army)

Planning D-Day Library of Congress Information Bulletin April 2003 – Vol 62, No.4

D-Day: Seventy Years Later Folklife Today blog June 6, 2014

From Foxhole to Foxhole: A D-Day Experience through Poetry From the Catbird Seat blog June 6, 2014

More World War II primary sources & teaching resources

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