Sixty years ago, the forces of the Allied armies of World War II invaded occupied France to fight a German army that had taken control of Europe.
Forty years ago, the man in charge of D-Day took part in a TV program looking back at the attack. By that time, Dwight D. Eisenhower had served two terms as president of the United States. But when he returned to Omaha Beach with CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in 1964, he assumed the role of former supreme allied commander. As part of his series of essays for All Things Considered, Cronkite recalls Eisenhower at Normandy.
- More Essays by Walter Cronkite
- Germans Mark Bitter WWII Anniversary
- Normandy Works to Preserve D-Day Memories
- A Combat Photographer's Memories of War
- Kate Nolan, WWII Combat Nurse
- 'Churchill and the Great Republic'
- Black WWII Veterans Reunite in Normandy
- The 'Mad Piper' of D-Day
- Covering D-Day
- Remembering D-Day
- The Eisenhower Foundation
- Normandy 60th Anniversary Site
- Normandy 1944 Britannica.com Site
- D-Day on PBS' 'American Experience'
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