On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to launch a massive attack on Nazi Germany. Readers will discover how the attack was carefully planned and carried out, from how the location was chosen to which kinds of vehicles and weapons were used. They will also learn about the battle's impact on the rest of the war and find out why it is still remembered as such an important victory today. The complex text in this title allows readers to determine main ideas and explain how they are supported by key details. The grade-appropriate context helps readers determine the meaning of domain-specific words and phrases as well.