What does D-Day mean?
In the military D-Day is the secret day a military operation will commence. Plus or minus a number before D-Day means that many days before or after the operation begins.
But to many it means June 6, 1944.
The day the Allied forces invaded France during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history that lead to the the eventual end of World War II in Europe. This year is the 75th Anniversay of that D-Day.
Here are some new books published about D-Day.
A classic book by Stephen Ambrose.
And a DVD of the epic war film The Longest Day based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 book.
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces.