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  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jun 4, 1944

    World War II

    Rome was captured

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jun 4, 1944

    The Allied offensives in Italy had succeeded and, at the expense of allowing several German divisions to retreat, on 4 June Rome was captured.




  • Northern France, France
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    Adolf Hitler

    Battle of Normandy

    Northern France, France
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    On 6 June 1944, the Western Allied armies landed in northern France in one of the largest amphibious operations in history, Operation Overlord. Battle of Normandy




  • Normandy, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    The D-Day

    Normandy, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    The D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, were costly but successful.




  • Normandy, France
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    Winston Churchill

    D-Day

    Normandy, France
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    Churchill was determined to be actively involved in the Normandy invasion and hoped to cross the Channel on D-Day itself (6 June 1944) or at least on D-Day+1. His desire caused unnecessary consternation at SHAEF until he was effectively vetoed by the King who told Churchill that, as head of all three services, he (the King) ought to go too. Churchill expected an Allied death toll of 20,000 on D-Day but he was proven to be pessimistic because less than 8,000 died in the whole of June.




  • Eastern Romania
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    World War II

    First Jassy–Kishinev offensive failed

    Eastern Romania
    Tuesday Jun 6, 1944

    Soviets made incursions into Romania, which was repulsed by Axis forces. The military engagements of first Jassy–Kishinev offensive occurred between 8 April and 6 June 1944.




  • Normandy, France
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1944

    World War II

    D-Day

    Normandy, France
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1944

    The Allied forces landed on Normandy beaches, establishing five beachheads in Normandy. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.




  • Normandy, France
    Monday Jun 12, 1944

    Winston Churchill

    Churchill made his first visit to Normandy

    Normandy, France
    Monday Jun 12, 1944

    Churchill made his first visit to Normandy on 12 June to visit Montgomery, whose HQ was then about five miles inland.


  • France
    Wednesday Jun 14, 1944

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle left Britain for France

    France
    Wednesday Jun 14, 1944

    On 14 June 1944, Charles left Britain for France for what was supposed to be a one-day trip. Despite an agreement that he would take only two staff, he was accompanied by a large entourage with extensive luggage, and although many rural Normans remained mistrustful of him, he was warmly greeted by the inhabitants of the towns he visited, such as the badly damaged Isigny.


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Preliminary conference

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1944

    The United States also invited a smaller group of countries to send experts to a preliminary conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to develop draft proposals for the Bretton Woods conference. The Atlantic City conference was held from June 15–30, 1944.


  • Rome, Italy
    Friday Jun 16, 1944

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle meet the Pope and the new Italian government

    Rome, Italy
    Friday Jun 16, 1944

    On 16 June and then went on to Rome to meet the Pope and the new Italian government.


  • Algiers, Algeria
    Friday Jun 16, 1944

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle flew to Algiers

    Algiers, Algeria
    Friday Jun 16, 1944

    De Gaulle flew to Algiers on 16 June.


  • the Dalmatian island of Vis, Croatia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1944

    Josip Broz Tito

    The Treaty of Vis

    the Dalmatian island of Vis, Croatia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1944

    On 17 June 1944, on the Dalmatian island of Vis, the Treaty of Vis was signed in an attempt to merge Tito's government (the AVNOJ) with the government in exile of King Peter II.


  • The Philippine Sea
    Monday Jun 19, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of the Philippine Sea

    The Philippine Sea
    Monday Jun 19, 1944

    Imperial Japanese Navy received heavy defeat from the U.S. forces in The Philippine Sea battle. The battle took place on 19-20 June 1944.


  • Kohima, Nagaland, India
    Friday Jun 23, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Kohima ended

    Kohima, Nagaland, India
    Friday Jun 23, 1944

    The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese U-Go offensive into India in 1944 during the Second World War. The battle was fought in three stages from 4 April to 22 June 1944 around the town of Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in northeast India. From 3 to 16 April, the Japanese attempted to capture Kohima ridge, a feature which dominated the road by which the besieged British and Indian troops. From 18 April to 13 May, British and Indian reinforcements counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had captured. The Japanese abandoned the ridge at this point but continued to block the Kohima–Imphal road. From 16 May to 22 June, the British and Indian troops pursued the retreating Japanese and reopened the road. The battle ended on 22 June when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 109, ending the Siege of Imphal.


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