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June 6th 1944, Dooms Day: The Allied Invasion at Normandy

On June 6th, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the order to go ahead with operation overlord. Since then, D-Day has become synonymous with the start of the invasion that eventually turned the tide of the war in the Allies favor.

D-Day Photos June 6, 1944

This page is a collection of original photos from D-Day, June 6, 1944 and 2009, which marked the 65th anniversary of the invasion. Some 215,000 Allied soldiers and roughly as many Germans were killed or wounded during D-Day and the ensuing nearly three months it took to secure the Allied capture of Normandy.


Eisenhower D-Day Memo

Eisenhower D-Day Memo

Here's a memo from Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower concerning reports about the success of the initial invasion. Content

Second Lieutenant Roger Airgood flew a plane dropping paratroopers on Omaha beach. Here he tells the story of the time leading up to, during, and immediately after the invasion.

Fighting the Invasion

This book by David Isby gives an account of D-Day from the German point of view, which should be very interesting for analysis of the event.

Voices of D-Day

This book contains accounts from allied soldiers who were there for the invasion.


This video has footage of the planning, and actual D-Day invasion. This actual footage would be good for analyzing the events that day.

World War Two as you have never seen it: extremely rare colour footage of D-Day invasion released

This color footage, some of D-Day is simply amazing. It will be a good visual for the video project.