This is the little known story of the Royal Navy’s secret X-Class midget submarines that were built to sink the most powerful German surface combatants, but ended up paving the way for British forces landing at Sword and Juno beaches on D-Day.
D-Day is such a huge event in world history that we often only see fragments of it at any given time. This awesome graphic give us an overall idea of just how much manpower and hardware were involved in the operation.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, designated at the time as Operation Neptune but known in popular culture today as D-Day. Why is that, and what does the D stand for?
D-Day was arguably the most significant and well-known event in military history. The Allies landed more than 150,000 troops in Normandy, involving 11,590 aircraft and 6,939 naval vessels. There were thousands of casualties.
It was 70 years ago today that 156,000 Allied forces began their assault on France's Normandy coast. While the battle for Europe would last for months, D-Day marked the daring and brutal amphibious assault. Today we remember it with these stirring photos.
When WWII started aviation experts were convinced no one could mass-produce the big, destructive B-24 Liberator bomber. A month before D-Day, a Ford factory was on the verge of producing one an hour. In this chapter from his new book, A.J. Baime explains why it was pivotal to defeating the Axis powers on this day…
Seventy years ago this week, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin was among the thousands of brave young men who parachuted down over Utah Beach into Normandy, France with the 101st Airborne Division — beginning the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. On Thursday, at 93 years old, Pee Wee jumped once again.…