December 19, 2014

Featured Image: D-Day The 6th of June

D-Day the 6th of June : Normandy 1944

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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 D-Day books & other texts D-Day … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Hitting the trail to Normandy

I'm hitting the trail to Normandy so kiss me good-bye.

Using details from the cover of this sheet music, describe what you think this song is about. Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to find out about Normandy. Where is it? What was happening there in 1917? Look inside at the song lyrics and music notation. What is the tone of the song? Does the tone of the song match the description you made based on the cover of the sheet music? If you can, play the song on the piano or find someone who can play the song on the piano. Do you think the … [Read more...]