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Faces of D-Day

Remembering D-Day

Faces of D-Day

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Allied troops packed tightly into an aquatic landing craft wait for their turn to face the Germans at Normandy.

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    Remembering D-Day

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    On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies invaded Normandy, France, in the largest amphibious assault in history. View photos from this historic military operation.

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    Our most powerful and genuine accounts of D-Day come from the veterans who live through this momentous piece of history.

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Related Videos (10)

  • Amphibious Assaults of World War II
    Amphibious Assaults of World War II

    Video Clip (2:16)

    The landing vehicle tank was essential to the amphibious assaults on D-Day and throughout the Pacific theater.

    Video Clip (2:16)
  • D-Day Documented by Newsreel Cameras
    D-Day Documented by Newsreel Cameras

    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.

    Video Clip (8:56)
  • D-Day Invasion of Europe
    D-Day Invasion of Europe

    Video Clip (2:01)

    On June 6, 1944, Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history.

    Video Clip (2:01)
  • French Resistance
    French Resistance

    Video Clip (3:15)

    David Keran's grandfather was an OSS agent working with the French Resistance during WWII and left behind films of his experiences.

    Video Clip (3:15)
  • D-Day Battle Gear
    D-Day Battle Gear

    Video Clip (2:24)

    In the summer of 1944, GI equipment was about to undergo the most extensive field test in history: storming the beach at Normandy.

    Video Clip (2:24)
  • D-Day Invasion
    D-Day Invasion

    Video Clip (3:07)

    On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.

    Video Clip (3:07)
  • Allied Advance Stalls at Normandy
    Allied Advance Stalls at Normandy

    Video Clip (3:33)

    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.

    Video Clip (3:33)
  • D-Day Deception
    D-Day Deception

    Video Clip (3:24)

    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.

    Video Clip (3:24)
  • Hitler's Military Blunders
    Hitler's Military Blunders

    Video Clip (3:27)

    During WWII, Hitler's decentralized and paranoid military command structure spells disaster on the battlefield.

    Video Clip (3:27)
  • D-Day Invasion of Normandy
    D-Day Invasion of Normandy

    Video Clip (3:19)

    On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invade German-occupied France and face near certain death on the beaches of Normandy.

    Video Clip (3:19)

Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • Liberation of Paris
    Liberation of Paris

    Audio Clip (1:55)

    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.

    Audio Clip (1:55)
  • Allies Liberate Bastogne
    Allies Liberate Bastogne

    Audio Clip (1:27)

    In a broadcast on December 29, 1944, Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe recounts the 101st Airborne’s victory against overwhelming odds at Bastogne, Belgium.

    Audio Clip (1:27)
  • U.S. Celebrates Liberation of Paris
    U.S. Celebrates Liberation of Paris

    Audio Clip (1:29)

    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.

    Audio Clip (1:29)
  • War Report on Battle of France and the Blitz
    War Report on Battle of France and the Blitz

    Audio Clip (4:32)

    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.

    Audio Clip (4:32)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address

    Audio Clip (2:07)

    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."

    Audio Clip (2:07)
  • Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day
    Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day

    Audio Clip (0:41)

    On June 6, 1984, in Normandy, France, President Ronald Reagan honors the heroes of D-Day, a pivotal moment during World War II.

    Audio Clip (0:41)
  • Fall of Monte Cassino
    Fall of Monte Cassino

    Audio Clip (2:03)

    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.

    Audio Clip (2:03)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome
    Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome

    Audio Clip (1:51)

    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."

    Audio Clip (1:51)
  • First Allied Crossing of the Rhine
    First Allied Crossing of the Rhine

    Audio Clip (1:52)

    Despite a partial news blackout, reporters are able to deliver some information about the U.S. Army's successful crossing of the Rhine on March 7, 1945, though it is not yet known whether the Allies have captured the Ludendorff Bridge from the Germans.

    Audio Clip (1:52)
  • Germany Advances in the Battle of the Bulge
    Germany Advances in the Battle of the Bulge

    Audio Clip (3:54)

    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.

    Audio Clip (3:54)

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