Louisiana Institute of Higher Education
2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – March 4th, 2002
Martin K. A. Morgan, Research Historian, National D-Day Museum
Attendance – 78
Morgan told the story of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the American, British, Canadian & other allied forces conducted an opposed amphibious landing against German-occupied France at Normandy. Although it was not the largest amphibious operation of WWII, it had great strategic significance because it opened a second front in Western Europe. An enormous coalition of land, sea & air forces made D-Day Normandy a complex and dramatic battle that is appreciated today as much as it was in 1944.