D-Day: History in an Hour
Midnight, Tuesday 6 June 1944: the beginning of D-Day, the operation to invade Nazi-occupied Western Europe and initiate the final phase of World War II. A vast undertaking, it involved 12,000 aircraft and an amphibious assault of almost 7,000 vessels. 160,000 troops would cross the English Channel during Operation Overlord, paving the way for more than three million allied troops to enter France by the end of August 1944.
Chapter 1. Background
Chapter 2. Deception
Chapter 3. Eisenhower
Chapter 4. The Atlantic Wall
Chapter 5. Bombing
Chapter 6. Training
Chapter 7. Eve of the Invasion
Chapter 8. 6 June: D-Day (the 1,738th day of the war)
Chapter 9. Five Beaches
Chapter 10. The Battle of Normandy
Chapter 11. Liberation
Chapter 12. What Might Have Been…
Appendix 1: Key Players
Appendix 2: Timeline
Appendix 3: D-Day and Battle of Normandy Statistics
Appendix 4: Normandy Cemeteries
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