The War

WWII History from Historians and Curators at The National WWII Museum
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    FDR's D-Day Prayer

    On June 6, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt's usual "fireside chat" would be replaced with a joint prayer with the American people. 

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    The Airborne Invasion of Normandy

    On June 5, 13,400 American paratroopers boarded C-47 aircraft for the largest airborne operation in history. Problems began as they crossed into France. 

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    D-Day: The Allies Invade Europe

    In May 1944, the Western Allies were finally prepared to deliver their greatest blow of the war, the long-delayed, cross-channel invasion of northern France, code-named Overlord.

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D-Day and the Normandy Campaign

On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the long-anticipated invasion of Normandy, France. Soldiers from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other Allied nations faced Hitler's formidable Atlantic Wall as they landed on the beaches of Normandy.

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European Theater of Operations

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Pacific Theater of Operations

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Home Front

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Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II

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