D-Day

Nathan G. Slater Interview

WATCH: Interview with WWII Veteran Nathan G. Slater serving in Normandy & Ardennes

Nathan G. Slater was born in December of 1924 to Aaron and Ella Jane Slater. He was the 5th of 10 children (7 boys, 3 girls). His father, Aaron, was a blaster and a water well driller. His mother, Ella, was a  home maker. Nathan and four of his brother (Kenny, Roy, Russell and Aaron) served in …

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Members of 12th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, enjoy a cup of tea after fighting their way back to their own lines near Ranville after three days behind enemy lines, 10 June 1944.

British Army during the Invasion of Normandy

The invasion of Normandy, codename “Operation Overlord”, in 1944 through the eyes of the British Army. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, …

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Audie Murphy: The Army’s Favorite Actor & Hollywood’s Favorite Soldier

Audie Murphy was born a sharecropper, became the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, and went on to become a Hollywood star.  Born June 20th, 1925 to Emmett Berry Murphy and Josie Belle Killian Murphy, no one could have predicted what this young boy’s life had in store for him. Untimely deaths, heroic …

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The Kübelwagen which is for sale

Normandy Tank Museum closing and selling its entire Collection

The Normandy Tank Museum will be closing its doors in September 2016 and therewith selling its entire collection of D-Day vehicles, uniforms, military items and even a plane. The apparent reason for all this is, according to co-founder Stephane Nerrat, is because the museum didn`t attract enough visitors. More than 40 armored vehicles such as a Kübelwagen …

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British Veterans awarded the Legion d'Honneur

12 British WWII veterans awarded with the Legion d’Honneur

Twelve British WWII veterans were presented with France’s highest distinction, the Légion d’Honneur, during a ceremony at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Kensington, London. The Legion d’Honneur was presented to the veterans by Ambassador Sylvie Bermann and Rear Admiral Patrick Chevallereau, the French Embassy’s Defence Attaché. Arthur Bowen, 90, from Hertfordshire, Albert De’ath, 90, from Cambridgeshire, Stanley Filby, …

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REVIEW: Dog Company – The Boys of Pointe du Hoc by Patrick K. O’Donnell

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe. It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 2nd …

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