“June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- size1-army.mil-2007-06-06-120454hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.”

To learn more about D-Day, check out these resources at the VC/UHV Library:

  • The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
  • Eisenhower : in war and peace by Jean Edward Smith
  • Dropzone Normandy : the story of the American and British airborne assault on D Day 1944 by Sir Napier Crookenden
  • America’s greatest victories (DVD)
  • Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre
  • D-day : the Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
  • The Bedford boys : one American town’s ultimate D-Day sacrifice by Alex Kershaw (Ebook) [Off-campus access: UHV & VC students/faculty/staff]
  • Clash of arms : how the allies won in Normandy by Russell Hart
  • Currahee! : a Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett
  • Beyond the beachhead : the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy by Joseph Balkoski (Ebook) [Off-campus access: UHV & VC students/faculty/staff]
  • D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Night drop; the American airborne invasion of Normandy by S. L. A. Marshall
  • D-day : the total story (Online Video) [Off-campus access: UHV & VC students, faculty, staff]
  • Cross-channel attack by Gordon A. Harrison
  • The Comanche code talkers of World War II by William C. Meadows

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