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Countdown Diary
Track the planning and build-up to the Normandy Campaign in our unique D-Day diary from it's beginnings in 1943 to August 1944
Where and When
That the invasion would be launched from Britain seemed obvious, once a plan to attack from the Mediterranean had been dropped......>>
Code Names
Code names are a vital part of military planning, another means to maintain security. Operation Sledgehammer was the name given..>>
Bitter Experience
Amphibious operations are as old as military history, but tanks added a complex new dimension. Plans had been hatched..>>
The Funnies
Funnies was a collective noun for tanks that had been adapted to do something more than just fight in the regular way..>>
The Meaning of D-Day New Tiger Tank DVD

History knows only one D-Day, 6 June 1944 when Allied forces landed in occupied France and began the liberation of Europe. In reality every Allied operation of the war had a D-Day when it was scheduled to take place and an H-Hour when it actually started.

That simple code keeps the precise date and time from the enemy and either side of the operation time is counted down, and then up again. Thus the day before D-Day is D minus one and the day after, D plus one. Click to enlarge1 July 2003 is, therefore, D minus 341 to the 60th Anniversary of D-Day – the countdown has begun....... (click to enlarge picture)

[image] DVD: 'Saving The Tiger', just £12.99 +p&p.  Click image to link to more info about the DVD.
The Tank Museum’s Tiger tank is the subject of a new DVD. Telling the story of Tiger 131 from its capture to its restoration, Saving The Tiger- The Story of Tiger 131 is available exclusively from The Tank Museum shop from 14th July 2005 (priced £12.99 +p&p)
Tanks on D-Day

Click to enlargeTanks played a key part in the invasion and, in particular those peculiar, modified tanks known as Hobart’s Funnies. For the next year or more this site will be devoted to telling you all about those tanks, who Hobart was and what was so special about his 79th Armoured Division.

Fortress Europe
The Germans had been expecting an invasion since 1942. They knew it was coming but they could not be sure when, or of course where..>>

Combined Ops
The distinctive badge, with it's Anchor, Eagle and Tommy gun, symbolised the spirit of co-operation and harmony between the three services that Churchill expected when he created..>>
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