click here to listen to the order of the day from General Dwight D.
(Photo credit: General Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S.A.
McClelland Barclay #1, Oil on canvas, circa 1944. From the Navy Art Collection
Navy Historical Center.)
The Sights of D-Day:
see the images created by Navy artists on D-Day, visit the Navy Historical
Center's web page
Use these images to help you create your vivid
descriptions and create your narrative.
Caption for drawing to left, from the Navy Historical website: "Exposed to enemy fire
as he steered his craft to shore, the lives of thirty-six infantrymen in his
small LCVP were his responsibility. If he failed in his mission of landing
these troops, the strategy of admirals went for naught; the bombardment of a
naval force alone could never gain a foothold on the hostile and contested
shore. Prairie boy or city lad, the coxswain became a paragon of courageous
determination and seamanship."
The Battles of D-Day, US Army website:
details about the D-Day from the
US Army D-Day website.
Information includes list of all Allied military units involved, overview of
beach landings, WWII posters, and more.
Your Project Worksheet:
Use the D-Day Webquest
help develop your character and to record your research. This is a
word-processing document that you can copy to your laptop and then fill-it
out on the computer as you work.
Other WWII Links:
(Photo credits — Top picture: Assault Wave Cox'n, Dwight C. Shepler
#141a, Watercolor, 1944.Bottom picture: The Tough Beach, Dwight C. Shepler
#147, Watercolor, June 1944. Source of both images is the Navy Historical