D-Day, Battle of Normandy, D-Day Invasion, Normandy Invasion


The following resources offer comprehensive information and well-rounded material about the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent campaign for the liberation of France. In addition to providing information on the D-Day invasion, many of these resources offer sharp and thoughtful analysis of the operation and its far-reaching impact on the war in Europe.


This section also includes a listing of:



D-Day and Normandy Campaign Battles:


D-Day, Operation Overlord
June 6 - August 30, 1944
Operation Windsor
July 4 - 5, 1944
Pointe du Hoc
June 6, 1944
Operation Charnwood
July 8 - 9, 1944
Omaha Beach
June 6, 1944
Operation Jupiter
July 10 - 12, 1944
Sword Beach
June 6, 1944
Operation Goodwood
July 18 - 20, 1944
Juno Beach
June 6, 1944
Operation Atlantic
July 18 - 20, 1944
Utah Beach
June 6, 1944
Battle of Verrières Ridge
July 19 - 24, 1944
Gold Beach
June 6, 1944
Operation Spring
July 25 - 27, 1944
Battle for Caen
June 6 - August 6, 1944
Second Battle of the Odon
July 25 - 27, 1944
Battle of Cherbourg
June 6 - 30, 1944
Operation Cobra
July 25 - 31, 1944
Operation Perch
June 7 - June 14, 1944
Operation Bluecoat
July 30 - August 7, 1944
Battle of Le Mesnil-Patry
June 11, 1944
Operation Lüttich
August 7 - 13, 1944
Battle of Villers-Bocage
June 13, 1944
Operation Totalize
August 8 - 13, 1944
Operation Martlet
June 25 - July 1, 1944
Battle of the Falaise Pocket
August 12 - 21, 1944
Operation Epsom
June 26 - 30, 1944
Operation Tractable
August 14 - 21, 1944


D-Day Resources:


1944: Canadians storm Juno Beach on D-Day - CBC Archives

They sailed in under cover of darkness to smash down the walls of "Fortress Europe." On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces invaded the Normandy coast of Nazi-occupied France. The Canadians' entry point was a stretch of sand code-named Juno Beach. Many would die there but, for the Canadian forces, D-Day was a triumph that is still honoured at home and on the beach they called Juno.


American D-Day

From this website: "American D-Day website pays homage to those young Americans, who fought on June 6, 1944, at Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and at Pointe du Hoc - places responsible for changing the course of history." This website features a D-Day invasion overview, photos, testimonials, video clips, pictures of soldiers, and D-Day related documents.


American Experience: D-Day

This is the companion website to PBS' award winning "American Experience" series. It features participants describing the planning and execution of the Normandy invasion during World War II and the battle for the French beaches.



During WW2 the Germans built a wall of steel & concrete. The Atlantikwall. From Norway to the Spanish border. Started in 1941 but never completed due to the D-day landings. The Wall was built to stop an invasion from England and protect Hitler’s secret weapons. The website also covers airfields in Great Britain. Also includes several storage sites,D-day camps, Anti-Aircraft sites (HAA), army camps, Auxiliary Unit Hides, Radar, the British Atlantikwall and many more.


The Atlantic Wall In Normandy

This website presents an extensive collection of present-day photographs of Atlantic Wall fortifications along the Normandy coast. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in touring German gun emplacements and fortifications. This site also has an interesting collection of photos of Normandy locations connected to the V1 and V2 weapons programs.


Battlefields Europe - Omaha Beach

Battlefields Europe's section on Omaha Beach which includes present-day photographs and a summary of the June 6, 1944 landing and battle.


The Battle of Normandy

This website includes a detailed narrative of the action from D-Day through the end of the Battle of Normandy on August 29, 1944. Other features of this site include photographs from the Battle of Normandy; daily action reports; a section on the Allied and Axis weapons and equipment used in the battle; and present-day photos of beaches, drop zones, cemeteries, fortifications, and museums.


The Battle of Normandy - The Memory

This is website details the cities, museums, cemeteries, and memorials related to the Normandy campaign. An nice feature of this site is the city/town/village section which offers an overview of how each location was impacted by the Normandy campaign (i.e. battles and liberations).


Cross Channel Attack

This is the U.S. Army's 450-page official history of its involvement in the Normandy campaign, from D-Day through the capture of Cherbourg at the end of June, 1944.



Eddie Clark's website presents a historical narrative and tour of the D-Day invasion and covers all the major locations, topics and aspects of the invasion.


D-Day, 1944

This website features a D-Day online exhibit from the British National Archives.


D-Day Ancestors:  The British Army in Normandy

Paul Reed's resource dedicated to the British & Commonwealth forces who fought in Normandy from June - August, 1944. Site has information on the British & Commonwealth Divisions who participated in the Normandy campaign as well as a Roll of Honour for those British soldiers, sailors and airmen who died on June 6, 1944.


D-Day - Operation Overlord - Landings and Battle of Normandy

D-day Normandy 1944 - Operation Overlord : The normandy landings, 6 June 1944. This web site shows the timeline of June 6, 1944, maps, testimonies from veterans and more than 400 photographs taken in 1944. More than 300 B&W photographs of the area today.


D-Day Photos - CBC News

D-Day photos from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).


D-Day, The Normandy Invasion, 6 - 25 June 1944 - U.S. Navy Department Library

Information, photographs, documents and resources dedicated to the invasion of Normandy, France, 6-25 June 1944.


Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Normandy 1944

Encyclopedia 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.


Historical Battle Guide

Includes contemporary images from many western front battlefields including Normandy.



This website covers the plans and objectives, the German Defenses, the naval/air bombardment of the beach, troop movements on D-day and the final positions of the Canadian army on D-Day. The actions and bravery of the Canadian troops on Juno beach should instill pride in all Canadians.


Juno Beach - The Canadians On D-Day

Juno Beach: On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed on Juno Beach.


Lingevres 1944

The distance from Gold Beach to the Normandy town of Lingevres is only 5 or 6 miles. The 50th Division landed on Gold Beach on June 6, 1944 and there were hard-fought battles won by the Army to take Lingevres on June 14. It is a miniscule part of World War II, but it was crucial to the Allied victory.


Military.com Remembers D-Day

Military.com's special section on D-Day.


Normandy Allies -- Never Forget

Normandy Allies' International Experience brings together students and interested travelers in a cross-cultural experience designed to give them an insightful perspective of the events from this momentous period and their impact on the last half-century. 



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