D-Day Writing Prompts — June 6

Rebecca Graf
4 min readJun 6, 2023
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June 6, 1944. D-Day is an historical moment in history that will slowly be forgotten as the ones who lived it pass on. It shouldn’t be lost to history. It was a moment that forever changed the Western world.

The Background

Let’s set the scene.

Europe is torn apart by Hitler’s determination to not only create a new German Empire but to take over all of Europe. Great cities are in rubble. Men, women, and children have died until the bombs and artillery of both sides. It is an ugly scene that doesn’t seem to have an end. The Allies (Great Britain, America, and the Soviet Union) had a plan to counter Hitler’s advance across Europe. It would be risky. It would be dependent on as much luck as experience. It would call for men to walk into the battle knowing they would not survive, all to push Hitler back.

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day…

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Rebecca Graf

Writer for ten years, lover of education, and degrees in business, history, and English. Striving to become a Renassiance woman. www.writerrebeccagraf.com