D-Day: A 75th Anniversary
10 - 12 days
The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, ranks as the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history.
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
Your students will attend its anniversary and re-enactment to observe the perspectives of the allied powers, and the courage it took them to land on the beach that day. In addition, students will see quintessential Paris, spend one week in that part of France, and top the program off with time in the French Alps.