After the victory in Italy, the next large-scale campaign would be “Operation Overlord”: a massive allied mobilization by the Americans and the British, to drive the Germans out of France. American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and British General Bernard Montgomery planned the invasion, and Operation Overlord began on June 6, 1944, with the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. A 1,200 plane paratrooper assault preceded the initial attack. D-Day would be a costly victory for the allies. South Carolina veterans recall their experiences in the campaign.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.
- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.