A Moment in History: D-Day

by ian

In 1944, the safety and prosperity of the Free World hung in the balance as the bloodiest war in human history raged on. Germany and Japan, leading the Axis assault on the world, showed no signs of surrender as World War II approached its sixth year. If the Allies were going to stop the Axis, they needed to make a dramatic and monumental move. As the Summer of 1944 approached, the Allies, under the command of American Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, hatched a plan to launch a massive amphibious invasion into Western Europe to crush the Nazis once and for all. This invasion on June 6, 1944, is known as D-Day.