The D-Day invasion played a key role during WWII. The two different sides involved were the Axis and Allied powers. Germany, under the leadership of Hitler, was in full control of France and almost all of Europe. The invasion took place on June 6, 1944. The invasion took place on Normandy Beach, France. The Americans had joined the war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and joined other allied forces in Europe. The amphibious assault took place on five different beaches: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Join this trip to visit the five beaches that make up the D-Day invasion.