6 June 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. This week’s Veterans Radio continues looking at the largest amphibious invasion in history. Our guests include historian Martin K.A. Morgan whose latest book “The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion”was recently published.
Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day’s most incredible photographs. Although it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II’s amphibious D-Day landings, the U.S. military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes
“Martin Morgan has spent years gathering and studying these images. He has walked the hallowed invasion beaches countless times. He has dug deeply into archives in multiple countries, poring over image after image. Over the years, he has befriended large numbers of veterans, many of whom have been kind enough to trust him with their own pictures. Sit back and enjoy a fresh look at one of history’s most significant events, as seen through the keen eyes of the talented photographers of yesteryear and a fine historian of our own time.” -From the introduction by John C. McManus (Last week’s guest on Veterans Radio)
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1975. He began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.” Since then he has written and/or illustrated many books and comics on historical/military subjects including The War in Korea, The Hammer and the Anvil (profiling Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), Normandy (profiling D-Day and the entire Normandy Campaign), Gettysburg (profiling the Battle of Gettysburg), and many others.
Dwight Jon Zimmerman bestselling and award-winning author, radio host, and president of the Military Writers Society of America. Zimmerman is the author of a series of World War II 70th anniversary articles for the Defense Media Network website that chronologically recounts that conflict.
And, hopefully, at least one survivor of the Normandy Invasion right here on Veterans Radio.