“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 amphibious invasion in history: D-Day. More than 150,000 troops landed by sea and air, with nearly 20,000 casualties from 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 firsthand 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.

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  • “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 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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