Friday, June 5, 2009

D-Day 65th Anniversary

Tomorrow is the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landing. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied soldiers landed in Normandy, France, 9,000 had died by that night. 800 planes flew paratroopers over that day. 5000 boats carried troops. To read about this huge military operation, search the library catalog using keywords D-Day, Normandy Campaign, Operation Overlord,or browse the stacks in Dewey # 940.54. Read Stephen Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944; Russell Miller's oral history, Nothing Less than Victory; or Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day.

Related Websites with video clips, maps, photographs, chronologies, statistics:

The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, UK features photos of veterans and the history of the Overlord Embroidery
Top right: Photograph of General Eisenhower from the National Archives

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