Today In History- May 19

Today In History- May 19


Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 for the cross-English Channel landing.

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FDR and Churchill plan D-Day landing.

  • London, England

On May 19, 1943, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met to discuss the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied France in 1944.  The two met to discuss the location and initiation of the landing, based on reports from top Allied military leaders.  To avoid defensive buildup by the Nazis, several deceptive objectives were put in place, with the allies deciding not to accomplish a direct seaport landing.  The Nazis heavily fortified the French coast, and the Normandy invasion became the turning point of the war.

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