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  • Opal Grapes DDay Oral History Interview
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    Opal Grapes D-Day Oral History Interview

    World War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American soldiers who were wounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and how she learned to keep her emotions under…

  • DDay Legacy
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    D-Day Legacy

    Pulitzer prize winner and historian Rick Atkinson discussed the significance and legacy of the events on D-Day that ultimately liberated Nazi-occupied France. He is the author of The Guns at Last…

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  • emBeachhead to Berlinem
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    Beachhead to Berlin

    Released in December of 1944, “Beachhead to Berlin” was filmed primarily by the U.S. Coast Guard, and produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The color film documents D-Day preparations and…

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  • John Raaen DDay Oral History Interview
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    John Raaen D-Day Oral History Interview

    World War II veteran John Raaen was with the U.S. Army’s 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion on D-Day - June 6, 1944. He described how his company was diverted from Pointe du Hoc to Omaha Beach, and…

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  • President Trump Attends 75th DDay Anniversary Commemoration in Normandy France
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    President Trump Attends Normandy D-Day Ceremony

    President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and others attended a 75th anniversary of D-Day ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery in France.

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  • emDDay 50 Yearsem
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    D-Day 50 Years

    This 1994 Armed Forces Network report from Normandy, France, covers events marking the 50th anniversary of D-Day. It includes several interviews with D-Day veterans, behind-the-scenes…

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  • 1944 Documentary emDDay to Germanyem
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    1944 Documentary D-Day to Germany

    The 1944 documentary D-Day to Germany was shot, edited, and narrated by Jack Lieb, a “News of the Day” correspondent who was assigned to cover the invasion of France. He shot this film for…

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  • President Obama at DDay 70th Anniversary
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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Ceremony

    President Obama and President Hollande spoke at the 70th Anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion, and visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial above Omaha Beach in…

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  • President George W Bush DDay Speech at Normandy American Cemetery 2004
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    President Bush at D-Day 60th Anniversary

    President Bush spoke at the American cemetery in Normandy, France marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day; more than 9,000 U.S. soldiers are buried at the cemetery which overlooks Omaha…

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  • President Clinton DDay Speech at Normandy American Cemetery 1994
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    President Clinton at D-Day 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton spoke at the 50th anniversary of D-Day and visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial above Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The president paid tribute to the Americans who served in…

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  • President Carter Speech at Normandy American Cemetery 1978
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    President Carter at Normandy American Cemetery

    President Carter spoke at the Normandy American Cemetery in France to commemorate the D-Day invasion. He praised the patriotism and deeds of those who fought and died for Europe and world…

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  • Elie Wiesel Class at Chapman University
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    Elie Wiesel Class at Chapman University

    C-SPAN visited a class at Chapman University to see how author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s books were being used to help students learn about the Holocaust during World War II. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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  • National World War II Museum Oral History Collection
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    National World War II Museum Oral History Collection

    Gemma Birnbaum, associate vice president of the National World War II Museum’s Media and Education Center, talked with us about their collection of interviews with veterans, the museum’s…

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  • FDR and the Final Years of World War II 194345
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    FDR and the Final Years of World War II, 1943-45

    Historian Nigel Hamilton talked about the last book in his trilogy profiling President Franklin D. Roosevelt at war. War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 covers…

    297 views
  • emGateway to Victoryem
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    Gateway to Victory

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion and the June 5, 1944, liberation of Rome.

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  • emMedical Service in the Invasion of Normandyem
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    Medical Service in the Invasion of Normandy

    This U.S. Army film details the logistics involved in treating wounded soldiers in the field, and in hospitals in England, during and after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. From…

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  • National Mall DDay Ceremony
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    National Mall D-Day Ceremony

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a ceremony at the the memorial in Washington, DC.

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  • DDay 70th Anniversary Commemoration
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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Professor Craig Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the…

    786 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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