J.D. Salinger carried a draft of his later-to-be-famous novel with him when he landed on the beach at Normandy.
Seventy-five years ago this June, the celebrated writer for The New Yorker was one of the first journalists to witness the carnage on Omaha Beach.
Eisenhower's call to proceed with D-Day was anything but inevitable
Why World War II is so difficult to get right on the screen—and the movies that do it best
Reminiscences of World War II’s European Theater add up to considerably more than a bunch of good war stories
In a hard war theirs may have been the hardest job of all. But together with Army doctors and Army nurses, they worked something very close to a miracle in the European theater.
This magazine’s publication of wrenching wartime letters between the author’s parents brought her to international attention. At the same time, it initiated some very heartfelt conversations with our readers.
A soldier who landed in the second wave on Omaha Beach assesses the broadest implications of what he and his comrades achieved there
A D-DAY VETERAN’S GRANDSON ATTEMPTS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO THAT MOST IMPENETRABLE QUESTION: WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
Along this narrow stretch of sand, all the painstaking plans for the Normandy invasion fell apart. One of the men who was lucky enough to make it past the beachhead recalls a day of fear, chaos, grief—and triumph.
An infantryman remembers how it was