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Anniversary of D-Day
'Perhaps more than
any other part of the Second World War, the events of D-Day
have captivated film-makers'
June 6th is the anniversary
of D-Day, the date when the allied invasion of Europe in the Second
World War began. Andy Chapman and Andy Jackson present a guide to some of the resources, memorials and recollections online.
This site offers links
to personal accounts of the events, largely from
an American and French perspective.
The BBC has a guide to the 70th anniversary for D-Day, events and a timeline of events leading up to the landings.
60 Years On The BBC's microsite from 2004 features numerous British, French
and American veterans' memories and a summary
of the events.
Timeline The American
Experience is a TV show documenting people's experiences of
life-changing events of all kinds - including a series of special
features and first-hand
accounts of events.
5 Movies About D-day Perhaps more than any other part of the
second world war, the events of D-day have captivated film-makers.
Eagles Dare to Saving
Private Ryan, this site presents brief summaries. For more detail,
visit the Internet
Map Archive This site is no longer live on the internet, but
has been preserved by the Internet
Archive. The maps are originally from the US Center for Military
Library has an exhibition in its maps section.
UK D-day Museum Based in Portsmouth, this museum has a large
collection of memorabilia.
US D-day Museum America's museum is in New Orleans, and offers
the opportunity for veterans and their families to record
their own memories.
US National D-day Memorial Foundation Based in Bedford, Virginia,
the foundation is establishing a new museum and memorial complex.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission A searchable database of
war graves across the world, including British and Commonwealth
memorials to D-day in Normandy.
See also the American
Battle Monuments Commission and the French Normandie