The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

Here's a an Infographic of the allied assault on d-day for Memorial Day.

Females on the front line: Second World War nurses

Angels at war: The WW2 nurses who found time for romance on the front line

WWII, Queen Alexandra nurses (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service [QAIMNS]) ready to be deployed to France.

Cafe Roosevelt at La Madeleine, UTAH Beach, Normandy – © Ian R Gumm, 2014

Cafe Roosevelt at La Madeleine, UTAH Beach, Normandy – © Ian R Gumm, 2014

Visiting Normandy's WW2 Sites & Memorials.    See our list of WW2 and D-Day places to visit in Normandy, France. A Bucket list destination for anyone who's interested in military history.  I made this list for our visit to Normandy, with kids. It covers all sorts of places, from museums to bunkers, and of course the famous beaches! Utah beach, here we come!  Click through to read my guide for WW2 sites in Normandy.

Here's our list of D-Day sites & memorials to see when visiting Normandy - a Bucket List destination for anyone who's interested in military history.

Glider Pilots

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A little French girl finds three admirers from the ranks of American forces who have made a speedy and successful advance through Normandy, France on June 22, 1944. From left to right,Private Robert D. Furra, Private Willie Johnson and Private C.K. Jones. (AP Photo)

A little French girl finds three admirers from the ranks of American forces who have made a speedy and successful advance through Normandy, France on June From left to right, Private Robert D. Furra, Private Willie Johnson, and Private C.

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 6295)   A shell being loaded into a 5.5-inch gun, 2 July 1944.

A shell being loaded into a gun, 2 July

Pegasus Bridge Normandy June 6th this key bridge was captured and held as part of the D Day operation.

'Pegasus Bridge' Vehicles including a Royal Signals jeep and trailer and RASC Leyland lorry on the Pont de Bénouville over the Caen Canal at Bénouville, Calvados, June The signallers are fixing telephone lines across the bridge.

An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF flies over the target area while dense clouds of smoke rise as bombs burst among the storage tanks during a daylight attack on an oil depot at Bec d'Ambes situated in the Garonne estuary, August

D-Day, June 6, 1944: 'Operation Overlord'

The British people's greatest day: Cynics will say it's time to move on. But today raise a glass to the sheer ingenuity, courage and bloody mindedness of Britons like Stan Hollis, who turned a potential disaster into awesome victory

Horsa Glider  Pegasus Bridge Normandy 1944

- Allied Para/Glider/Cdo: Horsa Glider which carried Major John Howard & Lt Den Brotheridge 1 Plt 'D' Coy Bn Ox and Bucks at Pegasus Bridge, June ©

The Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy – © Ian R Gumm, 2014

The Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy – © Ian R Gumm, Canadian Juno

Bodies of American soldiers killed in the landing area 'Omaha' in Normandy.

Bodies of American soldiers killed in the landing area 'Omaha' in Normandy. Some gave all.

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