General Eisenhower and D-Day

Black and white image of General Eisenhower speaking to a group of paratroopers in uniform
General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks to the men of the 101st Airborne Division on the eve of the Normandy Invasion, June 5, 1944

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Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's June 6, 1944 Order of the Day

The events of June 6, 1944 forever changed the history of the world. The D-Day invasion of Normandy--codenamed Operation Overlord--was a pivotal chapter in World War II, and it gave General Dwight Eisenhower and the Allied Expeditionary Force a foothold in Nazi occupied France.

This page contains resources to explore the stories of D-Day, from the men in the ranks who undertook the invasion to General Eisenhower himself.


Last updated: June 14, 2024

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