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D-Day +75 Exhibit
D-Day + 75 is a flashback to June 1944, when the world waited with anticipation to learn the outcome of the invasion of France. Operation Overlord ultimately succeeded in its objective to drive the Wehrmacht — the German armed forces — out of France, but the story of D-Day goes well beyond the events of that single day in history. The success of the Allied invasion of France was the result of an effective coordination of personnel, equipment, aircraft, and intelligence, on an enormous scale by American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces. At no time was defeat of the Wehrmacht guaranteed, and the images in this exhibit are representative of only a small fraction of the sacrifices that went into the Allied victory at Normandy.
Seventy-five years after that momentous day, D-Day still represents a prominent place in the memory of America’s role in World War II. D-Day + 75 explores the events of Operation Overlord from an American perspective, but there could have been no Allied success without the joint efforts of the British, Canadian, and Free French troops.