D-Day

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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Theft of WWII Paratrooper’s Medals seeking Public Assistance

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance related to the theft of a number of war medals and other personal property from a home in northwest Calgary. The medals belonged to Sgt. Daniel Hartigan, who parachuted into Normandy ahead of the Allied D-Day invasion of 1944 while part of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. He died …

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Three US infantrymen advance at a crouching run using a Bocage hedgerow and embankment as cover. This picture shows to advantage the close nature of fighting in Normandy bocage country where the Germans became adept at digging into these hedgerows turning each field into a potential ambush. June/July 1944.

Stunning Normandy 1944 Photographs brought in Color

World War 2 comes alive when following stunning black and white photographs from Operation Overlord, Normandy 1944, are colorized and depict the true colors of Happiness, Horror and Fatigue of the Second World War. The following featured photographs, colorized by Dave Ford, Doug Banks, Gisele Nash, Jordan Lloyd, Paul Kerestes, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in …

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KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944

Iron Grave: KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944 Beneath are a selection of photographs from KO’d and destroyed Tanks (“Panzers”) from the German armed forces during the Normandy campaign in 1944. “And if we are abandoned by treacherous luck, And if we don’t return home again, If death’s bullet finds us, and fate calls us away, yes, …

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British D-Day veteran awarded highest French honour

89-year-old British D-Day Veteran Ted Turner, who goes to St John’s Church, Purbrook, was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government at a ceremony at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea. He is among the first United Kingdom D-Day veterans in the country to be given the award, and the first from the Portsmouth area. As an …

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