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Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper Smith

Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper Smith  

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(9 May 1913–10 July 1998).Graduating from RAN College Jervis Bay (see Creswell, HMAS) as a midshipman in May 1931, Smith served first in HMAS Canberra. He specialised in the ...
Air Warfare

Air Warfare  

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Despite having given birth to the airplane in 1903, the United States was slow to explore the military applications of aviation and had effectively no air arm when war broke ...
airborne warfare

airborne warfare  

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The first concept for the use of American airborne troops occurred during World War I in 1918, when Gen. Billy Mitchell proposed a mass drop of paratroopers against German trenches ...
Alan Brooke Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount

Alan Brooke Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount  

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(1883–1963).Soldier. Chief of the imperial general staff for much of the Second World War, Brooke was the son of an Irish baronet and a member of the protestant ascendancy. After the Royal Military ...
Battle of St. Lô

Battle of St. Lô  

An important battle following the D-Day Landing and leading up to the liberation of France, on July 25, 1944. Unable to make progress across the German lines, the Allies coordinated ...
Bernard Law Montgomery

Bernard Law Montgomery  

(1887–1976) British field marshal and Allied commander during World War II, known as Monty. Montgomery first gained fame in 1942 with his defeat of the forces of Erwin Rommel at ...
Changing Experience of Combat

Changing Experience of Combat  

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The English settlers of North America twice made principled attempts to detach themselves from the world of war altogether. Many of the Puritans who arrived in the early seventeenth century ...
Chester Wilmot

Chester Wilmot  

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(21 June 1911–10 January 1954).Wilmot was born in Brighton, Victoria, and was educated at Melbourne Grammar and the University of Melbourne (where he was influenced by Sir Ernest Scott). ...
D-Day

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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6 June 1944,

marked the Allied invasion of occupied Europe in Operation Overlord. A combined Naval-Army force,

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World Encyclopedia

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Codename for the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War 2. Commanded by General Eisenhower, Allied forces landed

D-Day

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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1 see D-Day Landing.

2 the day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect....

D-Day

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J. Garry Clifford

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1944). At 6:30 a.m. on 6 June 1944, after foul weather had postponed the operation for a day, forty-seven Allied divisions invaded Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history. ... More
D-Day

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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the day on which a particular operation is scheduled to begin; especially, (an anniversary of) 6 June 1944, when Allied forces invaded German-occupied northern France....

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Michael Neiberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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On 6 June 1944, as part of Operation Overlord, the Allies began the liberation of western Europe. Action on D-Day—the term refers to the first day of any operation—involved more than two ... More
D‐Day Landing (1944)

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Operation Overlord was the greatest amphibious attack in history. Nearly 175,000 American, Canadian, and British troops landed in Normandy on

D-Day Landing

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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(June 6, 1944) the day the Allied Forces staged the largest amphibious attack in history, landing on the beaches of ...

D-Day

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Anglo-American staff term for day of any operation; particularly 6 June 1944, the date of the Allied landings in

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower  

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(1890–1969)US general and Republican statesman; thirty-fourth president of the USA (1953–60).Born in Denison, Texas, Eisenhower graduated from West Point military academy in 1915 and held senior ...
Edward Slovik

Edward Slovik  

(1920–45) private. Slovik, the son of immigrants who settled in Michigan, spent time as a youth in reform school for petty crimes. Despite his criminal record, Slovik was drafted in ...
Ernie Pyle

Ernie Pyle  

(1900–1945),journalist and war correspondent in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific, whose syndicated articles formed the basis of Ernie Pyle in England (1941), Here Is Your War (1943), Brave ...

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