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’s Top Secret Map Library of Congress Blog June 3, 2019
Allied Armies Land in France (New York Times front page)
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
Real-Time Radio Broadcasts from D-Day, June 6, 1944 World War II Foundation