Investigate the Invasion of Normandy as you explore Rockwell’s painting, “War news”.
Rockwell never finished this painting but it was intended for The Saturday Evening Post. Painted in January or February of 1944 about the proposed invasion of Normandy, it depicts a restaurant counterman with his costumers as they gather around listening to a radio report. What was the news of the day? If Rockwell had finished the painting the blank newspaper on the counter would have included the headline of the January 17th 1944 Times Record: “Invasion Plans At France Possible.”
- Explore the events leading up to the invasion of Normandy
- A printed or digital copy of “War News”.
- Writing paper
- Books and websites detailing the events and times leading up to Normandy