The Navy’s D–Day

by William S. Dudley, PhD

To mark the 75th anniversary of the world’s largest naval undertaking, Dr. William Dudley, former Historian General of the Naval Order and director of the Naval Historical Center. and current National Maritime Historical Society trustee examines the enormous and complex undertaking, Operation Neptune, that was better known as the invasion of Normandy.

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