June 6, 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
At 6:30 am on June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of Normandy, resulting in one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history. The Battle of Normandy concluded in August 1944, with the liberation of Paris and the retreat of German forces to northwestern France. Less than a year later, on May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany unconditionally surrendered and the war was won.
Read more about D-Day: From the History Channel here and here. From the Eisenhower Archives here. Hear first-hand recordings from WWII vets here from the Library of Congress. Learn about D-Day at the National D-Day Memorial.
The following library materials are about WWII and D-Day:
Biggest Brother: The Life of Major D. Winters, the Man Who Led the Band Of Brothers, 940.54 ALEXANDER, LARRY
The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice, 940.53 KERSHAW, ALEX
The True Glory, DVD 940.54
Abundance of Valor: Resistance, Survival, and Liberation, 1944-1945, 940.54 IRWIN, WILL
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, 940.54 MACINTYRE, BEN
What Was D-Day?, J 940.54 DEMUTH, PATRICIA
Victory at Sea, DVD 940.54
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won On D-Day, 940.54 MILTON, GILES
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, 940.54 KERSHAW, ALEX
Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter, GN VENDITTI, ROBERT
Memoir ’44, GAMES MEMOIR ’44
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII, J 940.54 PEARSON, P. O’CONNELL
Stories of World War II, 940.53 PARR, ANN