All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Aftermath of the D-Day Invasion

Omaha Beach, June 1944

Omaha Beach, June 1944

New Orleans
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Author and professor John McManus talks about what happened in the days and weeks following the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France. He explores some of the challenges the Allied forces faced; including the difficult terrain and the German fortifications in the towns surrounding the beaches. This event was part of the National WWII Museum’s commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June. 

Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:37am (ET)

Related Events

D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, June 7, 2014     

Historian Craig Symonds joins the granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the great-grandson of Franklin Roosevelt & representatives from the Allied Nations that took part in the Normandy campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Decision to Begin D-Day Invasion
Friday, July 4, 2014     

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum hosted multiple events to mark the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Nazi occupied France. Deputy Director of the Museum, Timothy Rives, talks about the night Eisenhower decided to invade the coast of Normandy. What did he say? Who was there? What time was it? Mr. Rives argues that these questions are very hard to answer. 

World War II & the D-Day Invasion
Saturday, June 7, 2014     

Historian Craig Symonds describes the logistics and strategies behind Operation Neptune, the plan responsible for the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops attacked along a 50-mile stretch of Normandy beaches defended by German forces.

Reel America: "D-Day to Germany" - 1944
Sunday, June 8, 2014     

Jack Lieb, a cameraman for Hearst Corporation’s “News of the Day” newsreel was assigned to cover the invasion of France in 1944. “D-Day to Germany” is a traveling film and lecture program compiled by Mr. Lieb from his own color film he shot in England, France, and Germany while on the job. The National Archives has restored the film together with an audio recording from 1976 of Jack Lieb’s final lecture about the film before he became ill and passed away. The film and audio were donated to the National Archives in 1984 by Warren Lieb, Jack’s son.

John McManus, Author, “The Americans at D-Day” & “The Americans at Normandy”
Saturday, June 6, 2009     

John McManus discussed the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. He has written several books on the topic and is an associate professor of military history at the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

D-Day 70th Anniversary
Saturday, June 7, 2014     

June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. On that day in 1944, 160,000 Allied troops attacked along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline defended by German forces. Despite suffering more than 9,000 casualties, by day’s end the Allies had gained a foothold in Normandy.

Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories
Saturday, July 3, 2010     

Ronald Drez speaks about events leading up to the invasion of Normandy in his book, “Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories.” He describes why the invasion succeeded and tells the stories of some of the soldiers who took part.

The Presidency: Ronald Reagan's Legacy
Sunday     

Former President Ronald Reagan died at 93 in June 2004. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library hosted a discussion about the 40th president’s legacy. Panelists included Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan.   

Reel America: "Oil Across Arabia" - 1950
Sunday     

This Bechtel Corporation film documents the 1947 to 1950 development of a Saudi Arabian oil pipeline constructed by American companies in cooperation with Saudi Arabia.  The 1,000 mile pipeline by-passed the need for a 3,000 mile oil tanker journey around Saudio Arabia to the Suez Canal. This pipeline ceased all operations in 1990.

Star-Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary
Sunday     

In this program, we take you to Fort McHenry in Baltimore for a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. The event includes remarks by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Also, a flag-raising at the exact time 200 years ago that Francis Scott Key saw a large American flag hoisted above the fort, signaling the garrison had survived an all-night bombardment by the British Navy. That moment on September 14, 1814, inspired Key to compose what would later become our National Anthem, and the American victory became a turning point in the War of 1812. 

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

C-SPAN's Video Library