D-Day Fascinating Facts — Find Them All on PCHSearch!

Dear Searchers,

Today’s June 6th — a big day in History. Do you know what it is? It’s the 68th Anniversary of D-Day.

As I sat down to write this blog, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of D-Day. I mean, I used to pay attention in History class, have caught a documentary or two on the subject and I’ve even seen Saving Private Ryan, too. On June 6th 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along heavily-guarded beaches of Normandy in an attempt to gain a foothold and begin marching across Europe in what would become the end of Hitler.  I soon discovered history is alive and there are so many more fascinating facts to be found with just a few searches at PCHSearch. My search results were teeming with useful links with specific information on the Invasion of Normandy, including little-known facts and personal stories of brave military members.

One site I came across told the incredibly moving story of two brothers-in-arms. The men were among the first Allied troops to land on Gold Beach. One was shot almost immediately and they were soon separated. Because of the large number of casualties from that day, each of the men believed that the other had been killed. Years later, while visiting the D-Day Museum in Arromanches, one of the men was signing the Remembrance Book and saw the signature of his former comrade. He couldn’t believe it! Soon, the two men found themselves reunited after sixty-seven years of believing that the other didn’t survive. That’s just one of the many personal accounts I found using PCHSearch that really made realize history is alive.

On this important day, I definitely encourage you to take a few moments and find out more fascinating facts for yourself using PCHSearch&Win. To get you started, I put together a little quiz. Enter your answers in the comments section below. Let’s see how you do:

1. The 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors. Can you name them? (Hint: one is mentioned in this blog.)
2. Do you know where the D-Day Memorial Complex is located? There’s a special reason for its location, what is it?
3. Which General uttered these famous words?  “We will accept nothing less than full victory!”

PCHSearch is a great place to research any important topic of interest and find fascinating facts. And while you’re learning and expanding your horizons, you’ll get your daily SuperPrize entry and you could even win instantly. Now that’s what I call a “win-win.”

Kate M.

22 thoughts on “D-Day Fascinating Facts — Find Them All on PCHSearch!”

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    Find Them All on PCHSearch!

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