“Everything We Have” D-Day

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The American story of the Normandy landings told through personal accounts, images, and artifacts from the collections of The National WWII Museum.

“Everything We Have”

June 6, 1944 will be a day forever remembered as the largest naval, air, and land operation in history: D-Day. An estimated 160,000 troops landed by sea and air, with nearly 20,000 casualties on both sides. Those who took part in the Allied landings witnessed one of the most pivotal moments in our history, and the beginning of a prolonged, costly and ultimately successful campaign to liberate northwest Europe.

The National WWII Museum’s “Everything We Have” tells the personal stories of the people involved in Operation Overlord, in their own words, some for the first time. Based on the first-hand accounts held in the Museum’s archives, and illustrated with many never-before-seen documents and artifacts, “Everything We Have” offers a rare insight into the experiences of those soldiers, airmen and sailors who overwhelmed Hitler's forces at the Normandy Coast.

  • “This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be. We’re going down there, and we’re throwing everything we have into it, and we’re going to make it a success.”

    – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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About The Author

GORDON H. “NICK” MUELLER, PhD, European historian and former Vice Chancellor at the University of New Orleans, is Founding President and CEO Emeritus of The National WWII Museum. He continues to participate in overseas WWII tours and speaks widely on the war experience, the American spirit, and nonprofit leadership.

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