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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 Tale of Two Brothers

Juno Beach Landings, June 6, 1944

Who were Charles and Elliot Dalton?

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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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One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day

D-Day soldiers leaving a boat

by Giles Milton Who was James Eads? And why did he find himself in such danger in the early hours of June 6, 1944? Turns out he was spearheading a mission of such danger that neither he nor his comrades

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