Landing on D-day - Survivors Recall the Battle

What was it like to come ashore during D-day?  How were the Allies able to accomplish their mission, despite formidable German defenses?  In this clip, African-American veterans recall events of June 6, 1944.

Soldiers, like those featured in this clip, were given little credit for their participation at the time of the Normandy invasion.  After the war, they faced ongoing discrimination when they returned home. 

An Emmy-nominated documentary, about their participation, was finally made in 2008.  This is a clip from that work, entitled A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-day.

Media Credits

Clip from A Distant Shore:  African Americans of D-day.  Online, courtesy the History Channel.  Copyright, History Channel, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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