D-Day Footage and Videos from June 6, 1944
Did anyone in your family participate in WWII?
On this site you will find various videos depicting the Allied invasion of mainland Europe on the shores of Normandy. I created this website because I could not find a good collection of authentic footage from D-Day. Some of these images remind us of the futility of war, as well as the bravery and fortitude of the disembarking soldiers.
Although films like Saving Private Ryan depict the landing scene as a brutal but quick ordeal, the landings actually took place over several hours and some beaches took over 24 hours to secure. Most landing craft hit land hundreds of yards away from the sand banks - soldiers had to drag their equipment in the sands under heavy machine gunfire along all this distance.
Please, take your time to study these videos and realize what these soldiers faced on June 6, 1944.
Great live video of the actual landings and German defenses
Excert from documentary "VE Day"
Silent Video of Invasion
Canadian landing on Juno Beach
Similar footage of the video above of Juno Beach Landing
Very informational video with live footage
Full Timeline of D-Day with live footage and epic pictures
Long Documentary with incredible footage of landings and aftermath
If you are looking for more information, the sites below have fantastic resources on D-Day:
- D-Day - Invasion of Normandy - Operation Overlord Documents and Photos
Access to thousands of pages of once secret historical documents, recordings, photos, video and audio.
- D-Day June 6, 1944
The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: D-Day in Normandy, France. Video, audio, photos, posters, and maps tell the story.
- D-day Information.
Facts and statistics from the invasion.
- The National World War II Museum June 6, 2010 Museum marks tenth anniversary, commemorates D-Day
Designated by Congress as the country's official World War II Museum.
- D-Day, Normandy and beyond
D-Day Normandy and Beyond, in honor and respect for the veterans of world war 2
- D Day Information
On 6 June 1944 the biggest combined naval, military and air operation ever seen took place.
- STUNNING D-DAY FACTS - Awesome Stories
Amazing stories and facts from those who were there.
- D-Day facts - Freebase
Facts and figures about D-Day, taken from Freebase, the world's database.