Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's
most incredible photographs. Although it took
a multinational coalition to conduct World War If's amphibious D-Day
landings, the U.S. military made a major contribution to the operation
that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes.
In The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History
of the Normandy Invasion, WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan
presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in
northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With
eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period
imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone
interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven
decades ago, yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day.
While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated
anonymously for far too long and haven't been placed within the proper
context of time or place. Many others have never been published before.
Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons,
uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate
human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. From Omaha Beach to
Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc, The Americans on
D-Day is a striking visual record of the epic air, sea, and land
battle that was the Normandy invasion.