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World War II:
D-Day

 

Hollem, Howard R., MacLaughrie, & Meyer, Edward, photographers. New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Two sailors at Times Square on D-day looking at the latest news line on the Times building. (1944). from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96522303/

 

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America’s Library, Jump Back in Time, June 6th

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The President's D-Day prayer. [n. p. 1945].

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D-Day the 6th of June : Normandy 1944 / prepared by U.S. Army Center of Military History ; text by Thomas Popa ; map by Sherry Dowdy ; layout by John Birmingham.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. A crowd on D-day in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity of D-day.

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New York, New York. A crowd on D-day in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. A crowd on D-day in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Blood donors on D-day.

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New York, New York. Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Igor Gorin at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Lily Djanel at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. John Dudley at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Noon mass at Saint Vincent de Paul's Church on D-day.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Monsignor William E. Cashin at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Reverend A. Hamilton Nesbitt at the D-day rally in Madison Square.

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. D-day services in a synagogue on West Twenty-third Street.

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HQ Twelfth Army Group situation map : [Battle of the Bulge--France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany] / prepared by the Engineer Section 12th Army Group.

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The first wave. Sicilian invasion. "H" hour of the "D" day draws near and the first wave of men to invade Sicily prepare to debark from Allied transports lying four miles off shore. Landing boats, swung to deck level, are loaded with men and equipment. After they are lowered into the sea, cables are unhooked, the boats are cast off, and engines are started. They circle slowly in formation until the signal to head in is given. A control boat, between the transports and the beach, directs the men to shore. Fires, resulting from Allied naval and air bombardment, burn brightly along the coast and spasmodic enemy anti-aircraft fire meets fierce retaliation frm Allied destroyers

New York, New York. Preschool age children at L'Ecole maternelle francaise on D-day.

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New York, New York. Seven o'clock mass on D-day in the Lady Chapel, Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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Rockets bursting in air--Pacific Fleet landing launches an attack against the beaches of Pelelin [i.e., Peleliu] Island in the Palau group on D-Day preceding landings by troops of the first Marine Division

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National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia (2006)

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National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia (2006)

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[Cartoon showing D-Day invasion of France by British troops in a parody of the Bayeux Tapestry] / Rea Irvin.

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D Day Rescue, Omaha Beach

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New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Two sailors at Times Square on D-day looking at the latest news line on the Times building

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[UPI newsmap of D-Day invasion, showing Utah and Omaha beaches]

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[Aerial photo of bomb damage - "The town of Caen (France) burning on D-Day after heavy bombardment (low aerial view - 800 ft.) 7 Jun 44"]

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Epps, D-day

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"Shep," D-day

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Theatre #23 - Southwest Pacific - It's D-Day in the South Pacific and this photo depicts a momentary junction of American air and sea forces on the move. The B-25's (North American) enroute for Rabaul to blast Jap airdromes while the invasion convoy, several thousand feet below, spreads toward the Green Islands / U.S. Army A.A.F. photo.

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[Bird's-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy, France on D-Day] / U.S. Maritime Commission photo.

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The first wave. Sicilian invasion. "H" hour of the "D" day draws near and the first wave of men to invade Sicily prepare to debark from Allied transports lying four miles off shore. Landing boats, swung to deck level, are loaded with men and equipment. After they are lowered into the sea, cables are unhooked, the boats are cast off, and engines are started. They circle slowly in formation until the signal to head in is given. A control boat, between the transports and the beach, directs the men to shore. Fires, resulting from Allied naval and air bombardment, burn brightly along the coast and spasmodic enemy anti-aircraft fire meets fierce retaliation frm Allied destroyers

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D-Day

 

Veterans History Project (Interviews of Veterans):

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D-Day: On the Beach

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D-Day: Beyond the Beach

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D-Day Plus 1, D-Day Plus 2