The D-Day landings were one of the most complex operations of the war, and marked a key turning point in the campaign to liberate “Fortress Europe” from Nazi control. Hundreds and thousands of troops took part in the invasion, whether fighting on the beaches, manning the vast armada of ships, or providing vital support from the air. Over the years, Osprey has published many extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who took part in this historic day, and to conclude our D-Day coverage we have drawn together three extracts which offer a snapshot of just some of their experiences.Continue Reading
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Posted by Pete Ward on 16 October 2015 08:33:11 BST In Military History, Featured
On 16 October 1959 US General George Marshall died at the age of 79. To commemorate his death here is a look back at his life and some of the US troops that served in World War II...Continue Reading