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Bloody Omaha, Part III

Third in a series. VI   Operation Neptune laid out a carefully organized assault on the beaches. The landing diagram for the 116th Regimental Landing Team (RLT)...

The Maisy Battery–2019

(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia) Sometime in 1943 the German occupying force in Normandy began construction of a coastal gun battery near the inland village of...

Bloody Omaha, Part II

2nd in the Series... IV   After baulking at American proposals for eighteen months, serious planning for a cross-Channel attack began in December of 1943, after the...

29th Division Honors Fallen During 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER, France—The top officer in the National Guard, and one of the oldest survivors of the D-Day landings, commemorated the 75th anniversary of the...

Friendship Built Through War Continues After 75 Years

Photos by Regina DeCoster VIERVILLE-SUR-MER, France—The horror of war created a friendship for two families that has survived after...

D-Day Beaches’ UNESCO Bid Delayed

Sad quote: [T]he UNESCO committee responsible for reviewing such applications decided last year to take a step back and figure out how to deal with what it calls “sites associated with memories of recent conflicts.” A meeting on the matter is scheduled for next year.

Bloody Omaha, Part I

Remembering OMAHA BEACH after 75 years I On June 6 this year we will celebrate the...

Hedgerows Were Deadly to Fight In…

This video, taken during the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, shows the thickness of the hedgerows in Normandy. These...

Historic Moment the 29th Division Hit Omaha Beach

Military History Travel Hit the link above to see the historic moment, 0620, that the 29th Infantry Division hit...

Mapping the Battle of Normandy

Mapping the Battle of Normandy Click the link above for more information...and cool maps!
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