Today I would like everyone to take a minute to think about the courage, sacrifice, and importance of the D-Day Invasion. This is the 74th Anniversary of this historic event that changed the continent of Europe profoundly! Please watch the video below in class, read some of the articles related to the event, and if you have time, try to challenge your friend to the Ultimate History Quiz on the History Channel website. I hope you can understand what kids, most just a few years older than you at the time, helped to do when they were thrust into battle so many years ago! Thank you in advance for your time and effort with this learning experience. Please share this with your families!
Please complete the CCS-515 D-Day Worksheet for additional credit in my class this marking period.
"156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of France’s Normandy coast, where they met stiff resistance from well-entrenched Germans in concrete bunkers placed at strategic points along the coast and beaches with mines and other anti-tank obstacles as well as wooden stakes, barbed wire, and metal tripods to impede landing craft and the movement of troops once ashore.
Within three months, however, the northern part of France would be freed by more than 2 million Allied troops and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east."
- By Andrew Atkins, The Columbus Dispatch (Posted Today Online)
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