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How American History Classes Lie About D-Day

June 6, 1944 was the defining moment of the Western Front in World War II. Where the Allies had previously been halted in their advance through Italy, they now began a sweeping push into France and beyond. Less than a year later, Adolph Hitler was dead, and the German army surrendered as Soviet troops trailed into Berlin. D-Day is rightly immortalized in monuments and media for its acceleration of Nazi Germany's end. Yet the passages and pictures in United States school books feature an...

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    How American History Classes Lie About D-Day - Grunge

    How American History Classes Lie About D-Day - Grunge

    June 6, 1944 was the defining moment of the Western Front in World War II. Where the Allies had previously been halted in their advance through Italy, they now began a sweeping push into France and beyond. Less than a year later, Adolph Hitler was dead, and the German army surrendered as Soviet troops trailed into Berlin. D-Day is rightly immortalized...

    The Messed Up Truth About D-Day - Grunge

    The Messed Up Truth About D-Day - Grunge

    June 6, 1944—better known as "D-Day"—was the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allied forces under the command of American General Dwight D. Eisenhower planned and executed a direct assault on what had come to be known as "Fortress Europe," a heavily fortified area of France across from the British Isles that presented a...

    Common Myths Of WWII In Europe - Grunge

    Common Myths Of WWII In Europe - Grunge

    There are probably more armchair experts on World War II than any other major historical event. But that's hardly surprising. The largest, bloodiest, and most widespread war in human history is a fascinating subject, after all, and had an enormous role in shaping the modern world. Of course people would want to learn more and impress (annoy?) people with...

    How American History Classes Lie About Who Won WWII - Grunge

    How American History Classes Lie About Who Won WWII - Grunge

    A central pillar of what schoolchildren in the United States are taught about World War II is that the country swooped in to save the day, nay the world, from a ruthless fascist regime when no one else could. The story works to inspire nationalistic pride in young minds, but it's just that: a story. Anyone who has ever traveled abroad can probably reminisce...

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