Memories of D-Day

 

The D-Day Museum has large archive of material relating to many aspects of D-Day. This includes original documents, veterans’ memoirs, and sound recordings of the reminiscences of veterans and other witnesses to D-Day and Operation Overlord.

A church service on board a US landing craft, 4 June 1944 (US Navy)

A church service on board a US landing craft, 4 June 1944 (US Navy)

Please click on the links below to read more:
Preparing for D-Day
Crossing the Channel
The Air Forces and Airborne Troops
Naval Memories

 

The Beaches
Utah Beach
Omaha Beach
Gold Beach
Juno Beach
Sword Beach
Inland from the Beaches

British civilians witness D-Day
 

Piper Bill Millin entertains Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade, Warsash, 5 June 1944 (IWM H 39039)

Piper Bill Millin entertains Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade, Warsash, 5 June 1944 (IWM H 39039)

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Material from this website should not be used elsewhere without permission and acknowledgement.

All accounts used have been edited for purposes of brevity and clarity.

Photographs courtesy of the D-Day Museum, the Imperial War Museum, US Navy/US Coast Guard, and The News, Portsmouth. Images may not be copied without permission.

British troops wait for the order to leave for D-Day (The News, Portsmouth - 2891)

British troops wait for the order to leave for D-Day (The News, Portsmouth - 2891)