June 6

Anniversary of "D-Day," invasion of Normandy

June 6, 1944

Related Lessons

  • Lesson 3: Victory in Europe, 1944–1945
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: Victory in Europe, 1944–1945

    Although the campaign in the Mediterranean was successful in forcing Italy out of the war, Allied military planners by late 1943 had concluded that it would not be enough to defeat Nazi Germany. This lesson plan will focus on the overall strategy pursued by the Allies in the final months of World War II in Europe.