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The Lead Up to D-Day

Preparing for Invasion

Operation Overlord and the invasion of Normandy were massive, multi-faceted, and complex military campaigns that required years of planning. Intelligence, reconnaissance, manufacturing, logistics, meteorology, and many more elements were critical to the success of the landings and the eventual end of the war.

The videos below help to shed light on the planning efforts, General Eisenhower’s decision to launch, provide context around what the troops experienced, and much more.

WWII in Colour – Planning D-Day
Planning D-Day: The Last Heroes
Comparing Eisenhower’s “In Case of Failure Memo” to “The Order of the Day” 
General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s D-Day Speech
Dwight D. Eisenhower, “OK, Let’s Go.”
The Decision That Changed the World
D-Day Invasion – Beachhead to Berlin
Archive Footage of the D-Day Landings
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