Chapter 4: The American & British Beaches


The Americans at Normandy: The Summer of 1944–The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise by John C. McManus

British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944 by John Buckley (Cass, 2004)

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose

D-Day by Stephen Ambrose

Monty’s Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe 1944-5 by John Buckley (Yale, 2013)

Official Histories

Cross Channel Attack: The U.S. Army in World War II by Gordon A. Harrison

Victory in the West Vol. I: The Battle of Normandy by Major L.F. Ellis


The Challenge of Counting D-Day’s Dead by Carl Bialik at FiveThirtyEight

Cracking the Vierville Draw by Kevin M. Hymell at Warfare History Network


Arromanches 360, Arromanches

D-Day Omaha Museum, Vierville-sur-Mer

The Musée du Débarquement, Arromanches

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, see American Battle Monuments Commission

The “Omaha” Beach Memorial Museum, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Overlord Muse­um, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer