A Visual Look at D-Day
Kennard and the remaining Soldiers made their objective at Pointe du Hoc and achieved their mission to take out the big German guns overlooking the Normandy beaches on that famous day. Author John Kennard was a commissioned Lieutenant in the U.
Army Armor Corps. He served in Germany until he was promoted to Captain and deployed to Vietnam in The second lecture, presented by Mr. Martin K. Martin is a renowned museum professional and author who has appeared on the Smithsonian Channel, The Military Channel, National Geographic Channel, and the list goes on.
D-Day and the Omaha Beach Landings
With his experience and credentials he tells an enthralling story using the imagery of WWII. There will also be an increase of WWII re-enactors outfitted in period gear, giving visitors an idea of the weapons and materials a Soldier would have carried during the war and the vehicles they would have used. For a full schedule and more information, please visit www. Make sure to follow CountdowntoAHD on our social media pages as more events are announced.
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An elaborate deception kept them guessing. This effort was so successful that even after troops stormed ashore at Normandy, Hitler believed it only a feint with the real invasion to take place at Pas de Calais. On June 4, the largest amphibious force ever assembled left its English ports for the French coast.
The weather did not cooperate, however, and storms forced General Eisenhower to delay the effort for one day. Airborne troops went in first, landing behind the beaches in the early hours of June 6.
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Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. More books by this author. Category: History.