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D-Day Program at Delaware Public Archives to Commemorate 70th Anniversary

Written on: May 29th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

The D-Day invasion of Normandy is remembered as an American triumph and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. On Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate the 70th anniversary of this pivotal day in American and World history with a special program at the Archives about the battle. This program will explore elements of the battle often left out of the narrative including the high level of risk and uncertainty faced by American officers and the sacrifices made by the troops on the blood-soaked beaches. How did these soldiers survive situations in which they had to sometimes offset the miscalculations of their superiors with their own raw courage? What was it like, on June 6, 1944, to ride the first troop transports onto the beaches, to land by parachute in the French countryside, or to have to wait in England to find out if the mission had succeeded or failed? Join us at the Delaware Public Archives for this program and find out.


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Delaware Public Archives to Accept World War II Collection at June 3rd Ceremony

Written on: May 27th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographs

Delaware in World War II


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