WWll History: D-day


Michael Gervas , Feature Author

D-Day was probably the most important single day in America’s fight against the Germans during World War II. Here are some facts you should know:

  1. Who were fighting?: Allied forces against Germans forces trying to push the Nazi forces out of Northern France.

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2) What were they fighting over?: German forces had occupied France. The Allies landed, in the biggest land invasion in history, to retake France for the Allies.The German Response to D-Day | Imperial War Museums


3) Where did it take place?: Normandy France. The allied forces came from Britain across the English Channel.

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4) Why did they do this?: Germany was trying to take over Europe and the Allies wanted to stop them and push Hitler out of France.

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5) When did D-Day take place?: It took place on June 6, 1944 (a year before the war ended). It turned hte tide of the war.

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6) How’d it end?: The allies succeeded in pushing the Germans out of France which led to the end of the war in Europe. Americans in Times Square, in New York City, celebrated the end of the war.

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