June 6, 1944: D-Day and Parliament

June 6, 1944: D-Day and Parliament

Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King confirms to MPs that the Allied invasion of France is underway. King repeats his radio address from earlier in the day, along with messages from Supreme Commander Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

King and Opposition Leader Gordon Graydon also discuss expediting parliamentary business in the wake of D-Day.

 

-Compiled by Andrew Thomson