Today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day: the day 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. Landings on Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword Beaches enabled the march across Europe to eventually defeat Hitler. The History Channel had some excellent programming on today, including interviews with a number of D-Day veterans.
To find information about D-Day, check out the following:
- Search the books and media we have in the library using the call number 940.5421 in our online catalog
- Army.mil D-Day feature
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Normandy 1944, includes a collection of Veterans’ oral histories
Barbara Misselt, Director