Today Is The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day. What Is It?

D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy from

On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe. This famous battle is sometimes called D-Day or the Invasion of Normandy. Read more at

Memories of D-Day and the rest of World War II live on in countless photographs, books and museums, but the firsthand stories get fewer and fewer each day. Check out the stories of just a few of the veterans who lived through it in today’s Grand Forks Herald.

Find out more about the history of D-Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.  Get all of the facts on HISTORY.COM.