D-Day

The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, is considered by military historians as arguably the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history. Click here for a comprehensive guide to D-Day or scroll down to see more posts.

The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, is considered by military historians as arguably the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history. Click here for a comprehensive guide to D-Day or scroll down to see more posts.


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Patton’s Role in D-Day

George S. Patton was not directly involved in the implementation or planning of the Invasion of Normany. But that is not to say that he did not perform his own critical part in its success. Like the rest of the world, Patton learned of the Normandy invasion  by listening to…

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 our larger D-Day resource meant to provide facts, information,…

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Axis Commanders and Leaders of D-Day

The following article on Axis commanders and leaders of D-Day is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  ERWIN ROMMEL Arguably one of the three World War II generals most popular among historians and serious students interested in Axis commanders and leaders…

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D-Day Generals: Allied Leaders of Operation Overlord

The following article on D-Day generals is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  D-DAY GENERALS: DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in charge of all forces involved in Operation Overlord. (see: Eisenhower and D-Day: His Role in Operation Overlord)…

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D-Day Commanders: Onshore Leaders of the Invasion

The following article on D-Day commanders who were ashore at the Invasion of Normandy is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  D-DAY COMMANDERS: JOSEPH COLLINS Born of Irish immigrants in New Orleans, ‘‘Lightning Joe’’ Collins distinguished himself in combat against Japan…

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Minesweepers of WW2: Defending D-Day

The following article on minesweepers of WW2 is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Minesweepers Among more than five thousand Allied ships and landing craft deployed to Normandy were 255 minesweepers. They were usually small wooden-hulled vessels, often converted trawlers, specially equipped…

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D-Day Weapons: Firepower At the Invasion of Normandy

The following article on D-Day weapons is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  D-Day Weapons: American America truly became ‘‘the arsenal of democracy’’ from 1939 to 1945, providing millions of D-Day weapons. In that period U.S. armories produced a staggering amount…

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U.S. Rangers at D-Day

The following article on U.S. Rangers at D-Day (rangers d-day) is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.    During the Second World War the U.S. Army formed some 112 independent battalions, including infantry, defense, parachute, armored, antitank, reconnaissance, and ranger units.…

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