D-Day Links

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A special website, co-designed by the D-Day Museum:
Paths of Memory (War in Europe 1914-1945)

Click on the titles below, or scroll down:
Top sites about D-Day
General websites about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
For kids! (sites about D-Day and the Second World War in general)
Visiting Normandy Today
Memories of Those Who Were There
Preparations before D-Day
British Land Forces
Canadian Land Forces
US Land Forces
Polish, French and other Allied Forces
Naval Forces, including Landing Craft
The Air War
German-occupied Europe
German Forces
Casualties and War Graves
Family History
Vehicles, Weapons and Equipment
The Home Front
Other Military Museums and Related Institutions
Associations and Contacts for Veterans
The Second World War: General Information
Other


Top sites about D-Day
If you only want to view a few websites, have a look at these:
D-Day, Normandy and Beyond
Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Normandy 1944 website
The BBC’s Second World War website
The Battle of Normandy: Memory (includes information on cemeteries, memorials and museums)


General websites about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

The Association “Normandy-Memory”
Southampton and D-Day
Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Normandy 1944 website
War Chronicle (detailed information on the different beaches)
D-Day
BBC History’s D-Day audio archive
Back to Normandy
D-Day, by Military.com
Saving Private Ryan Online Encyclopedia (The film “Saving Private Ryan” and D-Day)
D-Day & Normandy Fellowship (association for veterans and everyone interested in D-Day)
6 June 1944 (a detailed website in French)
D-Day preparations in Hampshire and Dorset (BBC Southampton)
D-Day links page, from City College of New York
Short videos from History, formally The History Channel
D-DayOverlord.com
Fallen Heroes of Normandy


For kids!

(sites about D-Day and the Second World War in general)
D-Day planning game
Life during the Second World War (BBC History)
The Imperial War Museum’s education page
The Home Front 1939-1945 (National Archives’ Learning Curve)
Spartacus Educational (all aspects of the Second World War)


Visiting Normandy Today
D-Day anniversary events in Normandy
The Normandie Pass scheme - save money when visiting museums and other historic sites in Normandy
Normandy Tourism
Western France Tourist Board
The Battle of Normandy: The Memory (includes information on cemeteries, memorials and museums)
Battlefields of WW2
Normandy Allies International Experience for students and adults
Crisbecq Battery (restored German gun battery in Normandy)


Memories of Those Who Were There
Many other sites listed here include memories of those who witnessed D-Day.
BBC History’s D-Day audio archive
The American Experience on D-Day (PBS)
The Wartime News: The WWII Newsletter written by the Veterans themselves
Witness to War
Recollections of WWII (UK oral history collections)



Preparations before D-Day
The 'Atlantic Wall' on Hankley Common, Surrey


British Land Forces: General
Hill 112 memorial (Battle of Normandy)
Combined Operations
War Chronicle (detailed information on the different beaches)
The British Tanks on D-Day (from the Tank Museum)
Project to Rebuild a Horsa Glider

British Land Forces: Specific Units
59th Division, 1939-1944
6th Airborne Division in Normandy
Paradata (Parachute Regiment and British Airborne forces)
ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) Remembered
7th Armoured Division
8th Armoured Brigade
The Royal Artillery during the Second World War
The Glorious Glosters (Gloucestershire Regiment)
British units in Normandy, by Battlefields of WW2
Essex Yeomanry and D-Day
2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Royal Pioneer Corps and D-Day
Glider Pilot Regiment and D-Day
Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment (49th Division)
Battle of Lingevres, 14 June 1944 (50th Division and 8th Independent Armoured Brigade)
Memories of four British Normandy Veterans
British Artillery in World War Two
53rd (London) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
Memories of Oliver Perks, 90th (City of London) Regiment, Royal Artillery
Bill Cheall's memoirs of the Green Howards on D-Day
British Resistance Archive (Home Guard Auxiliary Units - played a special role in the defence of the South Coast at the time of D-Day)


Canadian Land Forces: General
Veterans Affairs Canada: Normandy
Veterans Affairs Canada: links to other Canadian websites
Canadians on D-Day
War Chronicle (detailed information on the different beaches)
Juno Beach Centre
The Memory Project (Memories of Canadian veterans)

Canadian Land Forces: Specific Units
All Tanked Up: The Canadians in Headley during WW2


US Land Forces: General
US Army Order of Battle (detailed information on individual divisions)
US Army at D-Day
War Chronicle (detailed information on the different beaches)
Memorial Site to the US Servicemen Killed at Slapton Sands, April 1944
Americandday.org
Sherman Tank memorial at Slapton Sands

US Land Forces: Specific Units
US 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (101st Airborne Division)
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (101st Airborne Division)
US 746th Tank Battalion, D-Day and after
US 737th Tank Battalion (Battle of Normandy)
US 83rd Infantry Division
US 25th AAA Searchlight Battalion


French, Polish and other Allied Forces

First Polish Armoured Division (by Veterans Affairs Canada)
Free French forces (website in French)
1st Polish Armoured Division
Recollections of Sgt Gaston Eve, Free French Forces (part in French)


Naval Forces, including Landing Craft
Royal Navy in the Second World War
British amphibious landings during the Second World War (naval-history.net)
Merchant Navy in WW2
US Merchant Marine
Landing Craft and Landing Ships
US LCT (Landing Craft, Tanks) Flotillas of World War II ETO PTO
USS LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry) National Association
Landing Craft on D-Day
US LST (Landing Ship, Tanks) Association
US LST (Landing Ship, Tanks) Home Port
USS LST (Landing Ship, Tanks) Ship Memorial
Losses to British landing ships and craft in the Second World War
Memorial Site to the US Servicemen Killed at Slapton Sands, April 1944
Landingship.com
Lt Salvatore J. “Sam” Favazza USN and LCT 541 at Omaha Beach
UK Historic Vessels at Risk List (includes several vessels that were involved in D-Day, but are now in danger of being lost)
Convoyweb: includes list of ships in Allied convoys between UK and Normandy (go to Site Map, then Arnold Hague Convoy Database; see bottom of this page for information on convoy designations)


The Air War

Warbirds Resource Group
US Air Power, D-Day and Normandy
Bomber Command RAF
Royal Air Force History website
Fleet Air Arm Archive (FAA) 1939-1945
Angels Eight. Normandy Air War Diary
RAF Beach Units


German-occupied Europe
Vichy-Web (France and the Second World War)


German Forces
The Atlantic Wall (German defences along the Atlantic coast)
German Armed Forces, 1918-1945
Vehicles and People of the German Tank Forces
The Atlantic Wall in France, 1940-1944
The Axis History Factbook
Wehrmacht History


Casualties and War Graves
British War Memorial Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
American Battle Monuments Commission
German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.)
D-Day Ancestors - listing of British and Commonwealth soldiers who died on 6 June 1944
The War Graves Photographic Project - Photos of individual war graves from 1914 to the present


Family History
London Gazette medal award listings
Research guides on naval subjects (National Maritime Museum)
GI Trace (helping people trace their American soldier fathers/families)
Research advice from the Imperial War Museum - family history


Vehicles, Weapons and Equipment
Second World War tanks (by tankhistory.com)
Second World War tanks (by onwar.com)
The Sherman Tank Register
World War II tanks


The Home Front
Home Sweet Home Front
The Home Front 1939-1945 (National Archives’ Learning Curve)


Other Military Museums and Related Institutions
United Kingdom
The National Archives, Kew
Imperial War Museum
National Army Museum
Royal Naval Museum
Royal Marines Museum
Royal Air Force Museum
Listing of British Regimental Museums
The Tank Museum
Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Explosion: The Museum of Naval Firepower
Motor Museums (Listing of Vehicle Museums)
British Aerial Reconnaissance Archives, Keele University
Defence of the Realm (Military History attractions in Hampshire)
British Friends of Normandy
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

Europe
Listing of European war museums

France
Pegasus Bridge Memorial and Arromanches Museum
Memorial de Caen
Museums in Normandy (Atlantic Wall website)
The Battle of Normandy: The Memory (includes information on museums)
Association of Sites and Museums of the Battle of Normandy

United States
US National D-Day Museum - New Orleans
US National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Museum of World War II

Canada
The Canadian War Museum


Associations and Contacts for Veterans
Also see websites relating to individual units, above.
Ministry of Defence Government Veterans Agency, including War Pensions
The National Ex-Prisoner of War Association
The Creully Club: The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards (N.W. Europe 1940-1945) Association
D-Day & Normandy Fellowship (association for veterans and everyone interested in D-Day)
Normandy Allies (includes a list of many associations for US units that served in Normandy)
Service Pals: Find old comrades
Spirit of Normandy Trust - provides financial assistance for veterans and their dependants, and seeks to increase public awareness of the Normandy Landings


The Second World War: General Information
Panoramas of World War II landmarks
British, Commonwealth , US and German Orders of Battle
Paths of Memory (War in Europe 1914-1945)
The BBC’s Second World War website
Timeline of the Second World War
Spartacus Educational (all aspects of the Second World War)
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Links to Second World War history websites
Defence of Britain Project (20th Century Defence Sites in the UK)
Sir Winston Churchill
Maps of the Second World War
World War II, a British focus
Timelines of the World War
International WWII awards and their recipients
Short videos from History, formally The History Channel

Other
Material from the D-Day Museum's collections features in artist Seran Kubisa's Treasure Island project.

Convoy designations as used on Convoyweb website (see naval forces section, above):
First letter: country where convoy started - E=England, F=France.
Second letter: area where convoy started - T=Thames, B=Bristol Channel, C=Cornwall and Devon, P=Portland, W=Isle of Wight and Solent, X=Newhaven in Sussex.
Third letter: type of ships in convoy - C=coasters, L=landing ship, tank, M=Mechanised Transport ships, P=personnel.
Number: 1, 2, 3 etc. = 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. convoy of that type.
W, X, Y or Z = indicates convoy divided into two or more parts. W=Isle of Wight and Solent part of convoy.
Information from John de S. Winser's book "The D-Day Ships".