This coming Saturday, June 6th, marks the 65th anniversary of the first Allied invasions of Normandy during WWII. Rentschler Library has some fantastic resources to help you learn a little bit more about this significant time in history, whether you are a WWII scholar or just someone interested in discovering more about the remarkable strategies and sacrifices made not so long ago.
- “D Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WWII”by Stephen Ambrose.
- “The Longest Day: June 6, 1944” published by Simon & Schuster.
- “Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory” by Adrian Lewis.
- “Black Americans in World War II” by A Russell Buchanan.
- “Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization” by Nicholson Baker.
- PBS American Experience: D Day Read letter sent from GI’s to the folks back home describing the invasion, learn more about paratroopers, and find out more about the meaning of “D Day”
- U.S. Army’s D-Day Site Find videos, audios, posters, maps, photographs–everything you need to learn more about the Normandy Invasion.
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to D-Day Oral Histories, War Documents, Combat Video, time lines, and overviews of the leaders.
- Government Views of D-Day Annotated list of links to information about D-Day.