On June 6, 1944, American and British forces landed on five beaches in Normandy, each with its own code name. Yet in the United States, only one is widely remembered—Omaha—and it is the only beach where almost nothing went according to plan. In this 40-minute talk, Professor Hall explores the reasons why a narrowly-averted disaster has become one of the most iconic American battles in all of American history and how it continues to influence the ways in which Americans and others perceive the United States’ role in the world.
Military World War II
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