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Waiting for the Signal
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 Allied troops landed on beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of Normandy, France. Photographed on June 5, American troops aboard their landing ship wait for the invasion to begin.
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Amphibious Assaults of World War II
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The landing vehicle tank was essential to the amphibious assaults on D-Day and throughout the Pacific theater.
D-Day Documented by Newsreel Cameras
D-Day Documented by Newsreel CamerasVideo Clip (8:56)
Video Clip (8:56)
Footage of the historic D-Day invasion from the United News. The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
D-Day Invasion of Europe
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On June 6, 1944, Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history.
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David Keran's grandfather was an OSS agent working with the French Resistance during WWII and left behind films of his experiences.
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In the summer of 1944, GI equipment was about to undergo the most extensive field test in history: storming the beach at Normandy.
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On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.
Allied Advance Stalls at Normandy
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After the D-Day invasion of France on June 6, 1944, the Allied advance is mired in the thick hedgerows of Normandy's bocage country.
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During WWII, a shrewd deception dubbed "Operation Fortitude" convinces the German military command that Allied forces will land at Pas de Calais rather than Normandy.
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Liberation of Paris
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Street battles are heard in a live broadcast as American troops enter Paris, joining the Allied fight to liberate the city from German control. On August 25, 1944, after many days of fighting, Germany surrendered Paris to the Allied forces, ending four years of occupation.
Allies Liberate Bastogne
Allies Liberate BastogneAudio Clip (1:27)
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In a broadcast on December 29, 1944, Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe recounts the 101st Airborne’s victory against overwhelming odds at Bastogne, Belgium.
U.S. Celebrates Liberation of Paris
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On August 25, 1944, Germany surrenders Paris, ending four years of occupation. In a radio broadcast, Jennings Randolph, a West Virginia congressman, sends his congratulations to the French people.
War Report on Battle of France and the Blitz
War Report on Battle of France and the BlitzAudio Clip (4:32)
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Associated Press war correspondent Bill McGaffin provides a firsthand account of the Battle of France and the London Blitz in a radio interview on February 12, 1944.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
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In a broadcast from his home in Hyde Park, New York, on July 4, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warns Americans who wish not to get involved in the war that "the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship."
Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day
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On June 6, 1984, in Normandy, France, President Ronald Reagan honors the heroes of D-Day, a pivotal moment during World War II.
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On location in Naples, NBC News reports the May 18, 1944, Allied capture of Monte Cassino, site of an ancient hilltop monastery that the Germans had transformed into a fortress along the Gustav Line.
Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome
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In a broadcast to the nation, on June 5, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt tells Americans that, with the fall of Rome, the first of the Axis capitals "is now in our hands."
First Allied Crossing of the Rhine
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On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched a counteroffensive attack intended to cut through the Allied forces. A dispatch describes the situation along the front as the Allies face great adversity in the ensuing battle.
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