On June 6, 1944, the Allies began to invade the coast of Normandy. “By dawn on June 6, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines. (History.com, 1)” The British and Canadian forces were in charge of capturing three beaches code-named Gold, Juno, and Sword. Meanwhile, US forces were facing heavy resistance at Omaha Beach. Over 2,000 American soldiers were killed there. Still, the Allies kept going. Less than a week after the initial invasion, the beaches were secured. The Allies fought their way across France. By the end of June, they had seized the vital port of Cherbourg. This was a heavy blow to the Nazis. The Allies continued their march through France, and on August 25, 1944, the battle of Normandy officially ended with the capture of Paris.
To conclude, the events of D-Day had a significant impact on WWII, and the world. First, before D-Day, the Nazis controlled large parts of Europe. Then, the Allies began to plan out the main goals of D-Day. Finally, D-Day was launched, and was successful. The events of D-Day had a huge impact on the world. It affected the outcome of the war greatly. By giving the Allies an advantage over the Nazis, D-Day helped the Allies defeat the Nazis and win WWII. The victory of the Allies ended the persecution of the Jews and freed many countries from the Nazis. Without D-Day, the Nazis would have won, and Europe would continue to be under the rule of the