D-Day was 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. Get books, articles, media and internet resources on D-day.
Breakout from Normandy: The Lost Evidence (23:00)This detailed examination analyzes the incredible aftermath of the June 1944 Normandy invasion and shows how the Allies—pinned against the sea and racing against the German response—pushed on through the dense hedgerows of France, ultimately to liberate Paris. Stunning computer animation coupled with reconnaissance material from both sides of the conflict enhances previously unappreciated details of this critical campaign.
D-Day in HD SeriesCodenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. For the 70th Anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe, this two-part eries tells the story of D-Day in HD. Rare footage is rendered in High Definition, then combined with interviews from the men who lived through it.
Engineering an Invasion (04:53)Engineering the invasion of Normandy poses a serious challenge. Allied engineers instigate Operation Mulberry; clear mines for troops to come ashore; and operate the beach camps.
Omaha Beach D-Day (01:46)From the National Archives. See the 29th Division land at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. See Allied air support of the invasion.
The Soldier's Story (66:00)The turning point for Allied forces during World War II was the landing on the beaches of Normandy. Gaining a foothold on the European continent was imperative, if the Nazis were to be defeated. The largest military operation ever attempted, Operation Overlord took place on D-Day, June 1, 1944. A huge American army had been recruited, trained, and equipped to help reclaim Europe from Hitler. After two years of delays, the massive battle plan along the French coast would come together. This ABC New program tells stories of the young men who became soldiers on that day.
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