D-Day 70th Anniversary: The best websites and links

Some useful web-links to guide you through the history of the D-Day landings.

Photo shows a black and white picture of a German soldier waving a white flag.

Photo: a German soldier carrying a white flag. D-Day is a landmark of the Allied victory in Europe.

Maps

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Clickable map from an excellent French D-Day site

D-Day maps

Documents

Eisenhower’s message to the invasion troops (.pdf file)

Roosevelt’s note appointing Eisenhower to command ‘Overlord’ (.pdf)

Eisenhower’s message to US military chief Gen Marshall that D-Day has begun (.pdf)

The Airborne Campaign

June 1944 diary from RAF station at Tarrant Rushton

Art

US Navy Art

Official Canadian WW2 Art

Images

D-Day aerial photos

US Navy D-Day images

More US Navy images

Museums and Locations on the Web

UK

The Imperial War Museum

D-Day Museum Portsmouth

D-Day Gosport

D-Day exhibition at Explosion! (Priddy’s Hard)

Southwick House

RAF Museum

Bovington Tank Museum


Read Gavin Greenwood's feature exploring the background to the D-Day landings

Read Gavin Greenwood’s feature about the training, logistics, build up and deception involved in the D-day landings

Read Gavin Greenwood’s feature about the Normandy Landings of June 6 1944

Explore some of the locations and museums in Normandy today that tell the story of D-Day

Read about the Mulberry Harbours and how they kept the supplies rolling after the D-Day landings

Read our feature on the different types of tank or Hobart's Funnies, developed for the D-Day landings

Read our timeline of events leading up to D-Day

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