They Drew Fire: A WWII D-Day Webquest

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After researching the battles in Normandy on June 6, 1944, you have learned the historical facts of D-Day, and how these events affected an individual involved.

You have learned through written histories, first-person narratives, and visual images of artwork created by Navy personnel during D-Day.

For more information about the Combat artists of World War II, PBS's "They Drew Fire."


Captured German Gun Casement on Omaha Beach
Alexander P. Russo #36
Ink wash, June 1944
"This was the scene on Omaha Beach on D+2 (June 8, 1944). Elements of the American army occupied a bombproof German gun casement and put it to good use as an emergency dressing station and operating room." Navy Art Gallery Exhibit
 

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