Travels Through Time #13 – Peter Caddick-Adams, 1944

In this episode we travel to the south coast of England where we witness the final preparations for D-Day, before joining the Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy.

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Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944, Robert F. Sargent

Operation Overlord was one of the Second World War’s critical moments. It began on 6 June 1944, when around 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. It is commonly remembered as D-Day. Within a year, Europe was liberated, the Nazi regime was defeated and Adolf Hitler was dead.

In this episode, military historian Peter Caddick-Adams takes us back to May and June 1944. We watch the final exercises for D-Day and then travel across the Channel to the operational beaches: Omaha, Utah, Sword, Juno and Gold. These events would change the course of the 20th century.

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