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June 1, 2016


Sixty-eight years ago today, the Battle of Normandy (Operation Overlord) commenced as Western Allied forces landed at five beaches across Normandy, France. It was the largest amphibious assault in history, codenamed Operation Neptune. As a history buff with a particular interest in the Second World War, I will always associate June 6 with D-Day. In fact, this association is so strong that “June 6” actually looks odd to me in print unless followed by “1944”! It’s not surprising that so many people, kids included, find the Normandy landings fascinating. The heroism—and at times incompetence—of those involved, the toughness of the fighting, and the strategic importance and awesome scale of the operation make it one of the most exciting episodes of the Second World War. Interested in D-Day or WWII in general? Check out these great books!

We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers, available in Club Shop

World War II: The Events and Their Impact on Real People (book and DVD), available in Arrow May

World War II: Ten Greatest Battles, available in Leveled Nonfiction Guided Reading Levels M to Z and as part of the Ten Greatest Battles Pack in Club Shop

The Usborne Introduction to the Second World War, available in Club Shop

World War II: Ten Greatest Heroes, available in Club Shop

World War II: An Interactive History Adventure by Elizabeth Raum, available in Arrow June

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