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D-Day 70th Anniversary

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied France during World War II. The operation began on June 6, 1944 and was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, with 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy coast. President Obama will attend the D-Day commemorative events in France.

The dead and those about to die: D-Day: the Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus

Neptune: the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings by Craig L. Symonds

Double cross: the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre

Fortitude: the D-Day deception campaign by Robert Hesketh ; introduction by Nigel West

The longest day: June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan

Six armies in Normandy: from D-Day to the liberation of Paris by John Keegan

Hoodwinking Hitler: the Normandy deception by William B. Breuer

Neptunus Rex: naval stories of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944 by edited by Edward F. Prados

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