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D-Day: When the Tides Turned On Omaha Beach

by Giles Milton Who were Charles Canham and Norman Cota? And why were they sent to Omaha Beach with the greatest urgency on the morning on D-Day? Turns out, they were the only two men who could break the bloody

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D-Day: The Utah Beach Landings

Utah Beach Landings

by Giles Milton Who was Leonard Schroeder? And how did he write himself into the history books on D-Day? Turns out he was destined to play a crucial role in the first wave of Allied landings on Utah Beach.

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D-Day and the Battle for Merville

Merville Battery Memorial

by Giles Milton Who was Terence Otway? And why was he chosen to capture one of the biggest German bunkers in the early hours of D-Day? Turns out that he was one of the most extraordinary Allied commanders to fight

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The Mission You’ve Never Heard Of: The Hours Before D-Day

Soldiers of D-Day

by Giles Milton Who was Denis Edwards? And why was he dropped behind enemy lines some six hours before the beach landings on D-Day? Turns out he was tasked with one of the most dangerous missions to take place on

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