Sentimental Journey

Providing a Personal Perspective of World War II History and the 1940s American Home Front.

#dday, #dday72, #ddayrollcall, Battle of Britain, Belgium, Dunkirk, English Channel, Luftwaffe, National D-Day Memorial, Netherlands, Operation Dynamo, Uncategorized / 09.06.2016

[caption id="attachment_17290" align="alignright" width="300"] Abby with Hayden Furrow, a WWII and D-Day Veteran[/caption] My name is Abby and I am an Education intern here at the National D-Day Memorial. As an intern, I assist with field trips and give tours of the Memorial. As the first...

#dday, #dday72, D-Day, Eisenhower, Ike, National D-Day Memorial, Operation Overlord, SHAEF, Uncategorized, weather / 27.05.2016

We all know the result of Eisenhower’s order on that fateful day. 150,000 men, 12,000 planes, and 7,000 sea-going vessels launched the most intricately planned (and most risky) amphibious assault in history on the beaches of Normandy. But what exactly did the Supreme Allied Commander...

#dday, 743 Tank Battalion, DD Tank, National D-Day Memorial, Ned Elder, Omaha Beach, Purple Heart, Uncategorized / 19.05.2016

[caption id="attachment_17299" align="alignright" width="300"] Richard Elder,Volunteer at the National D-Day Memorial[/caption] Perhaps I am slightly biased when I say this, but the National D-Day Memorial has some of the best volunteers around. Not only are they a delight to work with and to learn from (since...

#dday, #dday72, #ddayfallen, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, combat boots, D-Day, Lawrence Meeks, National D-Day Memorial, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Uncategorized / 27.04.2016

Ever want to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? We’re guessing you wouldn’t want to go where these shoes went—across Omaha Beach in some of the fiercest fighting of WWII. But once we tell you the story of this well-worn pair of boots, you’ll...

#dday, #dday72, Allied Expeditionary Force, Allies, Australia, D-Day, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, New Zealand, Normandy, Prelude to Invasion, Sword Beach, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, WWII / 12.04.2016

Hello Friends!As we are getting ready for our event, Prelude to Invasion: Meet the Allies, we want to share today about the role of the United Kingdom and its former colonies Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in World War II and D-Day. United KingdomAfter realizing...

#dday72, Allied Leaders, Arthur Szyk, National D-Day Memorial, Some Necks, Uncategorized, WWII artifacts, WWII prints / 05.04.2016

Hello Again, Friends!In keeping with our theme of Prelude: Meet the Allies, this week’s post by John showcases a unique print of the Allied leaders. Check it out below:________________________________________________________________Delve into the growing collection of artifacts, photos, documents at artwork of the D-Day Memorial, and you...

#dday, #dday72, Allied Expeditionary Force, Bedford Boys, Bedford Museum, Cherry Blossoms, D-Day Memorial, Eisenhower, Homage, Omaha Beach, Prelude to Invasion, Tehran Conference, Uncategorized, Utah Beach, WDBJ / 29.03.2016

Hello, Friends! Homage on March 23, 2016Spring is probably my favorite time of the year—except for the seasonal allergies part. For us at the National D-Day Memorial, it means that water is back in the invasion tableau, the cherry trees are blooming, and that the first...

#dday, Baby Boom, GI, historical collections, National D-Day Memorial, Uncategorized, WWII, WWII abstinence, WWII artifacts / 23.03.2016

Hello Again, Friends!I hope that the title has caught your attention! This blog by our Director of Education, John Long, needs very little introduction, so I hope you all enjoy learning more about some items in our collection and the history behind them. -Maggie______________________________________________________________________Matchbox cover from...