As the 79th Anniversary of D-Day nears, you won’t want to miss listening to the History with Mark Bielski podcasts on the planning and preparation for D-Day.
Operation Overlord Part I: D-Day Preparation
Mark begins his series of podcasts dedicated to the Anniversary of D-Day, discussing Operation Overlord, the planning of the D-Day invasion. He includes excerpts from WWII lectures that historian Stephen E. Ambrose gave at the University of New Orleans, covering the preparation the Allies made for Operation Overlord. By December of 1943 the United States and Great Britain agreed that they were going to open a front in northern Europe with an invasion of France.
Operation Overlord Part II: Deception Plan
Mark continues his discussion of Operation Overlord, the planning of the D-Day invasion. He discusses the crucial deception plan, Operation Fortitude conducted to fool Hitler and his staff about the location, strengths and leadership of the upcoming invasion. He includes excerpts from the lectures of historian Stephen E. Ambrose WWII at the University of New Orleans.