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Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

'Band of Brothers' was a casting feat for the ages

If you ever want to know what it takes to put together one of the most impressive casts ever assembled for a television miniseries, it would be worth digging through Meg Liberman's archives.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

15 Fascinating Facts About Saving Private Ryan | Mental Floss

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning WWII drama—which arrived in theaters more than 20 years ago—came together in a single day.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

10 Famous People Who Served on D-Day - Biography

These recognizable names were part of the largest seaborne invasion in history on June 6, 1944.

History | History

Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

History | History

Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy | Mental Floss

This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

History | History

My Father’s D-Day Memories

D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

History | History

The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

News | News

97-Year-Old Veteran Parachutes Into Normandy Again

For the second time in his life, Tom Rice has parachuted into Normandy. The veteran recreated his D-Day jump from 75 years ago.

History | History

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches.

History | History

The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

History | History

Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share personal memories, the French who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its significance.

History | History

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II - The Washington Post

The brave troops who stormed the beaches in France had a secret weapon: brilliantly designed boats that made the attack possible.

History | History

The Battleship That Went from Pearl Harbor to D-Day

The D-Day landings featured an immense fleet – including seven battleships. One, HMS Rodney, was notable for being the only battleship to torpedo another battleship. However, one of the American battleships came to Normandy via Pearl Harbor, where she was run aground.

History | History

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings

History | History

Amazing Color Photos of France After D-Day | Mental Floss

In stunning color, here's a look at life in France in the summer of 1944.

History | History

How shopping has changed since 1944

The 70th anniversary of D-Day reminds us of what a lucky time we live in. When we talk of times of austerity and hardship, the last few years is small...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day - CNET

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.

History | History

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead (Wired UK)

Harold Edgerton was an artist, creating iconic photographic works that hand in galleries around the globe today. He was also an MIT professor called in when World War 2 began, specifically to create a new technique that would see Normandy photographed und

History | History

Eisenhower's 'Soul-Racking' D-Day Decision"

Val Lauder: Eisenhower faced wrenching decision to risk very high casualties on D-Day. She says Ike feared he was sending his troops to die in hopeless mission

History | History

D-Day 70th anniversary: Normandy then and now

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day by peering at Normandy in 1944 and today.

History | History

70 years later, D-Day vet Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin jumps again"

Normandy, France (CNN) -- Jim "Pee Wee" Martin acted like he'd been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log. Maybe that's because he had -- 70 years ago

Politics | Politics

Artists stencil 9,000 bodies onto Normandy beach in D-Day tribute

The stunning silhouettes were made by 500 volunteers on Arromanches beach, some of whom joined in the project spontaneously.

Politics | Politics

Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84

President Reagan's Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day at Point-du-Hoc - 6/6/84. For more information ...