D-Day landing in Normandy
Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent
Today, 6 June, marks the D-Day 70th anniversary and 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.
They set sail in 6,939 vessels — an impressive armada for a single naval operation.
The landings were the first stage of Operation Overlord - the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe - and were intended to end World War Two.
D-Day landings and invasion
Credits : BBC
The invasion of Normandy was the largest amphibious assault ever launched. Over 150,000 troops landed on D-Day.
By the end of D-Day, the allies had established a foothold in France. Within 11 months Nazi Germany was defeated.
Many as 4,413 Allied troops died on the day of the invasion - more than previously thought.
D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by remembering those who died on a day that "changed the world".
Soldiers coming ashore at Normandy on D-Day
credits: National Archives and Records Administration, 111-SC-320902
As the veterans said we must not forget the History. From media reports to source documents, this collection of resources will inspire teachers to include the anniversary of the Normandy landings into their lessons across different curricula.
2014 was a big year for anniversaries related to the first and second world wars. 2014 mark 100 years since the start of the first world war, but it also sees the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the allied invasion of occupied Europe during the world war two.
Military enthusiasts paid their respects to D-Day soldiers
at Omaha Beach in Vierville-sur-Mer
credits : BBC
Historic anniversaries are an excellent opportunity for teachers to include into all school subjects, from Media to History, bringing the emotion and daring of the days into the classroom with this collection of resources.
- Ceremony honouring the fallen on D-Day in Normandy 2020
- Resources #English language
D-Day 76th Anniversary 2020
Ceremony honouring the fallen on D-Day in Normandy 2020
D-Day anniversary: Emotional surprise for veteran in lockdown 2020
Main D-Day Center website #interactive
D-Day 75th anniversary: The key facts and figures from history's largest seaborne invasion
D-Day 75th anniversary: Veterans share their memories of the Normandy landings
D-Day : The Allies Invade Europe/The Nation WWII Museum, New Orleans
Portsmouth's D-Day Museum
D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists
D-Day : June 6th as it happened
Allied Armies Land in France #interactive
Memories of the D-Day, Replayed on the Normandy Coast
D-Day : From the other side
Interactive presentation from the Guardian
Schools : Anne Frank 90 : Virtual Exhibition Google Arts 360-degree
Google Arts & Culture: Normandy landings
Beneath its logo there is a link to letters, photos and maps of the Normandy landings.
Des hommes en uniforme de soldats américains de la seconde guerre mondiale à Vierville-sur-Mer, le 2 juin
crédits : AFP/JOEL SAGET
- Ressources: Français : JourJ #Français :
Anniversaire du Débarquement et de la Bataille de Normandie
Anniversaire du Débarquement : comment le 6-Juin est entré dans la légende
70e Anniversaire du Débarquement : La Normandie prépare son D-day
D-Day 2.0 : Internet aussi a de la mémoire (interactive)
Les plages du Débarquement, d'hier à aujourd'hui
D-Day : ressources pédagogiques sur le débarquement du 6 juin 1944 – 2° guerre mondiale
Éducation - Le Journal d'Anne Frank : Un BD manga
Étudiants plus jeunes: Vidéos:
C'est pas sorcier - Le débarquement en Normandie
À quoi ça sert ? Pourquoi y a-t-il eu la seconde guerre mondiale ? - 1 jour, 1 question
D-Day Documentary : Operation Overland & Neptune with testimonials:
Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on D-Day itself came from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Free French Forces and Poland also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also minor contingents from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway. Other Allied nations participated in the naval and air forces.
The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, concluding with the closing of the Falaise pocket on 24 August, the Liberation of Paris on 25 August, and the German retreat across the Seine which was completed on 30 August 1944.
Students can have access to aconsiderable number of resources included on this post that teachers will include into school curricula after a wise review to adapt to the different levels and ages they are teaching.
Curricula: History; Geography; Languages; Photography; Multimedia.
"Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself."
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