Wednesday 3 June 2020

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What does the D in D-Day stand for? And why was 6 June 1944 so important?

What does the D in D-Day stand for? And why was 6 June 1944 so important?

Join IWM expert Holiday this week as she answers those questions and reveals some of the exciting secrets and stories behind D-Day. Discover the planning behind this top secret mission and what took place to make it happen  

Family Mission

Poster image for Imperial War Museums' Family Mission: Parachute Jump

Family Mission

Grown ups! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing fun challenges on Twitter and Facebook - follow us to make sure you get your “mission briefing” every week. Don't forget to let us know you are taking part! 

This week, Colonel Shires has set you a top-secret mission to create parachuting D-Day dummies.

Watch the mission briefing

Explore Further

A factory worker producing the strips of aluminium foil for 'Window'
© IWM (E(MOS) 1451)

Explore Further

Explore images from the IWM collection that tell the story of D-Day.

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