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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D-Day Casualties: Total Axis and Allied Numbers

The following article on D-Day casualties is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Allied figures for D-Day casualties are contradictory, and German figures will necessarily remain inexact. Historian Stephen Ambrose cites 4,900 Allied troops killed, missing, and wounded. The First U.S.…

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Beachmasters: Front-Line Commanders of D-Day

The following article on beachmasters is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  In any large amphibious operation that required extensive planning, beachmasters directed troops, supervised unloading, and generally imposed order on chaos. Depending upon the level of resistance encountered, beachmasters ran…

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Atlantic Wall: Axis Sea Defenses of France

The following article on the Atlantic Wall is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Atlantic Wall was a porous barrier along the northern coast of France, extending to Belgium and Holland. Extremely strong in some areas, it was almost nonexistent…

Amphibious Warfare: World War Two and Beyond

The following article on amphibious warfare is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Amphibious warfare involves the movement of troops from sea to shore, and it takes many forms. With the development of airborne capability, Winston Churchill coined the phrase ‘‘triphibious…

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D-Day: Airpower

The following article on D-Day airpower is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Shortly after D-Day, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower toured the landing beaches with his son, newly commissioned 2d Lt. John Eisenhower. Looking at the concentrated mass of troops and vehicles…

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D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

The D-Day landing of June 6, 1944, ranks as the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history. Click here to see more articles in this category. On June 6, as Operation Overlord went forward, roughly 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel, supported by seven thousand ships and…

Battle of Normandy (D-Day)

Date 6th June-25th August 1944 Location Normandy, France War World War Two Combatants Britain, United States, Canada VS Germany Outcome German Defeat This article is part of our larger selection of posts about the Normandy Invasion. To learn more, click here for our comprehensive guide to D-Day.

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