From Salinger to Scotty: Honoring the famous veterans of D-Day
Most of the nearly 160,000 Allied troops who fought on D-Day are remembered for their heroism but not their names. Here are a few exceptions, including some who won fame for achievements after the war.
D-Day at the movies: rousing, gruesome, solemn and sometimes tragicomic
This is the day that changed the world; They depended on each other — and the world depended on them. So said the taglines for some of the best known movies and series that focused, at least in part, on D-Day.
D-Day's success was anything but guaranteed
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had his resignation letter ready for a reason: the success of Operation Overlord was never a given.
Shadow of D-Day stretches throughout modern history
It was a day that defined the world for generations. On June 6, 1944, about 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops stormed five beaches along a 60-mile front in Normandy in the largest seaborne invasion in history. Seventy-five years later, the world still lives in the shadow of D-Day.
D-Day at the movies: rousing, gruesome, solemn and sometimes tragicomic
This is the day that changed the world; They depended on each other — and the world depended on them; In the last great invasion of the last great war, the greatest danger for eight men was saving ... one; The real glory of war is surviving; Swinging’s their game and London will never be the same!
England’s 'biggest little port in the world,' then and now
Soft sandy beaches, fish-and-chips shops and tourist boat tours now occupy the Dorset seaside that played a key role in moving almost half a million Allied troops to France 75 years ago on D-Day.
Final chapter of McCain’s life cements his legacy as a fighter
Sen. John McCain built his legacy as a 30-plus year senator, acclaimed war hero and defense hawk. In his final months, he embarked on a political tour de force, railing against the deaths of U.S. servicemembers, a military readiness crisis and funding deficiencies, racism and neo-Nazis, and more. He died Saturday at the age of 81.
The McCains: A military legacy
McCain ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War and for the Confederacy in the Civil War. By the Vietnam War, a McCain or one of their ancestors had fought in every American war.