On this day in 1940, Norway surrendered to Germany. France had already been invaded, as well as swamped by refugees from Belgium, which surrendered on May 28th. Hoping to grab a chunk of France, Italy chose today to declare war on both her and Britain.
D-Day won’t come around for another four years. If you haven’t seen these already, I highly recommend the Beebvision reports at Silent Running (the blog with the cute no-tree-hugging icon). See how today’s BBC would report on the Allied invasion. The category is in reverse chronological order, so it may be simpler to wait for the PDF version.