This Thursday, Equity will join the nation as it commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, known as D-Day.

The anniversary of D-Day marks a pivotal moment in the Second World War. On 6th June 1944, the Allied Forces launched Operation Overlord: a bold, strategic, large-scale invasion that changed the trajectory of the war in the Allies’ favour, and set the course for the end of the conflict in Europe.

In the landings, more than 150,000 troops from Great Britain, the British Commonwealth, the United States, and their allies descended on five beaches of Normandy (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword), through air, foot and seaborne operations. To this day, the operation remains the largest amphibious invasion in military history.

At Equity, we’re dedicated to helping teachers educate young minds on the Second World War. Our school trips to Normandy can be adapted to your specific learning objectives, and can include visits to the D-Day Landing Beaches, as well as several museums and memorials in the region, which are dedicated to the events of D-Day and the soldiers who sacrificed their lives.

Find out more about our Normandy school trips.

For more information about D-Day 80, visit the government's dedicated page.

For teaching resources around D-Day, visit Twinkl and BBC Teach.