WWII – D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy

Flickr - DVIDSHUB - Reflection on D-Day

“On 6 June 1944, the biggest combined naval, military and air operation ever seen took place. Code-named ‘Overlord’, the D-Day landings on the coast of Normandy marked the start of a campaign which led to the eventual Allied victory in Europe in May 1945.”

June 6th marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War II. In collaboration with the IWM (Imperial War Museums), a special interactive exhibit has been created on the Google Cultural Institute where you can explore documents and photographs from this historic day.

The exhibit includes color photographs, personal letters and the D-Day order from Admiral Ramsay. Some other highlights include:

  • •The patent for the “Higgins” boat – transported military equipment to the beaches
  • •The audio recording of General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivering his “Order of the Day” for the Allied forces.

70 years later, D-Day remains an inspiring and moving story. Please take a moment to share with students so that they everyone may experience these resources and not forget!