"Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat." CPhoM. Robert F. Sargent, June 6, 1944. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Great Battles of World War II:Summer 1944
During the summer of 1944, a key phase of WorldWar II, there were several important battles inNorth Africa and western Europe, including thesecret preparations of D-Day, “Operation Cobra” and“Operation Dragoon,” the liberating of Paris, and the Allies’ march toward the Ardennes.
Come learn more about this pivotal phase of the Great War.
Instructor: James Shelmerdine is a retired U.S.Army Lieutenant Colonel of the Infantry who served in Korea as an enlisted man and as an officer during the Vietnam and Desert Storm wars. A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, he is a longtime, serious student of military history.