Was D-Day more of a tragedy than a triumph?
Seventy-five years ago today, 70,000 Allied soldiers landed on Normandy. D-Day is remembered as a strategic triumph that turned the tide against Nazi Germany. But, at the time, one Allied commander said: “It may be the most ghastly disaster of the whole war.” Nearly 20,000 French civilians lost their lives — mostly by Allied bombing meant for the Germans. Was D-Day more tragedy than triumph? What do you think? Discuss this week’s “You Decide” with the rest of your class and make your vote!