Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Code Word D-Day

"Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat." Photograph by CphoM. Robert F. Sargent, June 6, 1944 from the National Archives and Records Administration.
D-Day, the code word designating June 6, 1944, the day for the invasion of the Cotentin Peninsula in Nazi-occupied Normandy by Allied forces during the Second World War. The invasion was the largest amphibious landing in history. Within one week of D-Day, the Allies had landed, in the face of hostile obstacles, and by August 25, 1944 had liberated Paris. Go to the guide.


Stream the film From D-Day to the Rhine.

Read the book The longest day : June 6, 1944.

Read the eBook Bedford Boys : One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice.

Listen to an eyewitness account from Bill Tucker, veteran of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, remembering the Cotentin Peninsula on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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