Weaponry Used in Operation Overlord

Weaponry Used in Operation Overlord

Here you will find articles about the individual and collective weapons used by the Allied soldiers, whethe on foot or exiting landing ships, and German soldiers during the Battle of Normandy. Click on the articles listed below to learn more. This article is part of...
WW2 Vehicles: American, British, and German

WW2 Vehicles: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 vehicles is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This article focuses on WW2 vehicles used by Americans, the British, and Germans. The types of...
WW2 Tanks: American, British, and German

WW2 Tanks: American, British, and German

The following article on WW2 tanks is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Armored warfare was a salient feature of the Second World War; among WW2 tanks the Allied and German...
Naval Artillery: Firepower on Display at D-Day

Naval Artillery: Firepower on Display at D-Day

The following article on naval artillery is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Naval artillery has been a primary feature of naval power since cannons were mounted to war...
DD Tank: Duplex Drive Tanks

DD Tank: Duplex Drive Tanks

The following article on the DD Tank is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  For Operation Overlord, 514 tanks were modified with duplex drive kits intended to give the armored...
Combined Bomber Offensive: Crippling Germany with Non-Stop Bombing

Combined Bomber Offensive: Crippling Germany with Non-Stop Bombing

The following article on the Combined Bomber Offensive is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Arising from the Casablanca Conference of January 1943, the Combined Bomber...
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