Friday, June 06, 2008
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.
Others remembering and writing about D-Day:
Jack Army, who published a fine piece on D-Day.
The Wide Awake Cafe, publishing FDR's June 6 prayer that he delivered to the nation.
Mike's America, with President Ronald Reagan's speech honoring the 40th Anniversary of D-Day.
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