Links to External Websites: Tours of the Normandy Battlefields
D-Day from Encyclopædia Britannica
On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe.
Encyclopædia Britannica tells the story of the Normandy Invasion through the spoken recollections of veterans who fought it, the newsreels that brought the news home, and the written words of historians who have dedicated years to studying the great campaign.
The Battle of Normandy: From Wikipedia encyclopedia
The Battle of Normandy, codenamed Operation Overlord, was the Allied invasion of Normandy, part of the Normandy Campaign. It began on June 6, 1944 (commonly known as D-Day), and is held to end on June 30, 1944, with Operation Cobra. As of 2007, Operation Overlord remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving over 156,000 troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy. Operation Neptune was the codename given to the initial naval assault phase of Operation Overlord; its mission, to gain a foothold on the continent.
Animated Battle Map from Nomandie Memoire
Bring the battles alive by visiting this site and watching the advance on a map of northern France.
Normandy Battlefield Tours
Chateau de Neuilly la Foret
The Norman chateau is within easy reach of the ferry ports at Cherbourg and Caen as well as towns of historic and artistic merit. Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, and Coutances are but three examples. Being close to the D Day beaches the location of the chateau is ideal for holidays in Normandy for people with an interest in World War II and the Allied invasion of France. The D Day beaches of Omaha and Utah are close by and the British and Canadian invasion beaches only a short drive. People taking holidays at the chateau in Normandy will be able to immerse themselves in an extensive network of museums, historical attractions, war cemeteries, and tourist routes covering the history of D Day and subsequent events leading to the liberation of France.
Imperial War Museum
The wars of the twentieth century have affected each and every one of us in some way, and the Imperial War Museum is here to tell all our stories, covering all aspects of life in wartime.
Etat des Lieux
Certains lieux sont chargés d'histoire.
Ils sont aujourd'hui autant de lieux de promenade.
Lorsque les vétérans seront partis, il ne nous restera que ces endroits
pour nous rappeler ce qui s'y est passé, un certain jour de Juin 1944.
WW2 D Day
One of the most secret operations in military history. A top secret clearance wasn't good enough without a "Bigot" classification. 20 soldiers with the program worked on the 5th floor of Selfridges Department Store in London. Many more worked in other clandestine areas.
Full color, two-sided reprints of the original maps can be purchased from this site.
Remember September '44
On 17 September 1944 thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky by parachute or glider up to 150 km behind enemy lines. Their goal: to secure to bridges across the rivers in Holland so that the Allied army could advance rapidly northwards and turn right into the lowlands of Germany, hereby skirting around the Siegfried line, the German defence line. If all carried out as planned it should have ended the war by Christmas 1944.
Unfortunately this daring plan, named Operation Market Garden, didn't have the expected outcome. The bridge at Arnhem proved to be 'a bridge too far'. After 10 days of bitter fighting the operation ended with the evacuation of the remainder of the 1st British Airborne Division from the Arnhem area.
This website tells the complete story of this historical operation and is a tribute to all those men who fought and died in September 1944.
Offering you a wide array of information about military colleges and schools, military safety and military knowledge.
12 O'Clock High
WW2 Related Links
Feldgrau - German Armed Forces 1919 to 1945
A non political German military history research site with a focus on the German armed forces during the most tumultuous period of the 20th century, the time between 1918 and 1945.
The National D-Day Museum
Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as the country's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. From the Normandy invasion to the sands of Pacific Islands and the Home Front, the Museum brings to life the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war and changed the world.
National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Imagine a place where the lessons and legacy of D-Day are remembered and preserved, a place where veterans of all ages are welcomed and honored, a place where visitors discover and recognize the worthy service of those who answer duty’s call, a place where gravity and dignity are hallmarks. The National D-Day Memorial is such a place.
Deliberately sited to rise above the community that experienced this country’s severest per capita losses on D-Day, the National D-Day Memorial reminds all who enter it of the heavy price that heartland communities have paid, and still pay, for freedom.
Battle of Arnhem Archive
The British Airborne Forces - 1940 to 1945
The North East War Memorials Project
The North East War Memorials Project is intended to assist the public, Local History Groups and Schools, to learn about and research their neighbourhood War Memorials, and record the results.
World War 2 Memorabilia
The Ultimate WW2 Card Collections: includes the ‘D-Day Commemorative’ Trading Card Collection
The Atlantic Wall Today photographed by Ianthe Ruthven
for the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
D-Day: From Wikipedia encyclopedia
D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred; see Military designation of days and hours for similar terms. The initial D in D-Day has had various meanings in the past, while more recently it has obtained the connotation of "Day" itself, thereby creating the phrase "Day-Day".
Western France Tourist Board
The Normandy region of France combines a 360-mile dramatic coastline, including the dramatically evocative World War II landing beaches, with a verdant interior of lush farmland, bustling market towns, and historic landmarks such as the cities of Caen, Bayeux and Rouen.
American D Day
This website pays homage to those young Americans, who fought 06 June 1944, at Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and the Pointe du Hoc, places responsible for changing the course of history.
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Touring Berlin with John Boyle
Why visit Berlin?
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British Armed Forces Recruitment Divisions.
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