June 6th, 1944 dawned unlike any other day in history. Three million Allied soldiers prepared for months to cross the English Channel and liberate Europe. All along the coast of Normandy machine guns, mines, booby traps and obstacles awaited the invading army. Thousands lost
their lives that day. Many more were wounded. The story of D-Day is best
told in the words of the soldiers who lived through the landing, words
gathered from letters, books and diaries. These are their memories.
D-Day Diaries was produced by Margaret West and Neenah Ellis. We'd like to thank actors Stevie Ray Dallamore, Kevin Dickstra, Ron Johns, Nick Newland, John Radolavick, Rob Ran, Rob Robinson, Taki Tellaneedis, Craig Wallace, Tom West, Foster Wiley and Chuck Young. Our thanks also go to Peggy O'Brien of the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, Christopher and Susan Coch, and Jim Smith of Muddy Hole Studios. The studio engineer was Robin Wise.
Links: The National D-Day Memorial Foundation This group has established and maintained a memorial to the Allied forces who fought on D-Day in Bedford, Virginia, the home of many of those men.
National D-Day Museum The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans offers a window into history for everyone to discover the valor of the troops who won World War II.
American Experience: D-Day PBS's site from the American Experience series features letters GIs sent home, photos of aerial maneuvers, timelines, maps and more.
D-Day on the Web A history buff offers this directory of informative websites about D-Day.
Books: Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6 1944 by: Douglas G. Brinkley, Ronald J. Drez 2004 Two CDs of recorded testimony from World War II veterans accompanies this volume of photographs and text from leading historians.
Eyewitness D-Day by: D.M. Giangreco, Kathryn Moore, and Norman Polmar (Editor) 2004 Beautifully illustrated with photos, maps, and sketches, this book offers an accurate and interesting account of June 6, 1944 landing at Normandy.