This unique ship is the last of over 800 tank-carrying landing craft to have served at D-Day, the amphibious Allied assault on Normandy on 6 June 1944.
The images, released earlier this spring to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, show two amphibious vehicles undergoing tests in the lake by Blenheim Palace.
This image, Into the Jaws of Death, is one of the most famous of the Second World War. It was taken by US Coast Guard photographer Robert F. Sargent early in the morning of 6 June 1944, as Allied soldiers at Omaha Beach began their attack on Nazi-occupied Europe.
One of the most dramatic events in history, it is no wonder that D-Day has received such extensive film coverage.
The April issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: After D-Day: Normandy, 1944 Blockbuster movies have been made about the legendary D-Day landings, but little attention is paid to what happened afterwards. Although the […]
This month, three lucky readers have the chance to win the newly released Churchill on DVD. Step into the battle-worn shoes of the British Prime Minister as he faced the most dramatic conflict in modern history. In June 1944, four years after the evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill finalised plans for the largest amphibious invasion known to man: D-Day. With time ticking […]
The June issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine click here. To access the digital edition click here. In this issue: WWI Balkan Blitzkriegs Combined German, Austrian, and Bulgarian forces wreaked destruction on Serbia and Romania during the First World War. In this month’s 15-page special, we […]
How were tens of thousands of infantry landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944? How was the supply of ammo, fuel, water, rations, and everything else required by an army of invasion managed on crowded beaches under heavy fire from artillery and machine-guns? How were the beachheads protected from counterattack and given time […]
MHM places D-Day within the context of Operation Overlord, picking out some of the most brutal clashes and key events, from the huge-scale preparations to the Liberation of Paris.