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History Matters: A D-Day Remembrance

Commandos of 47 (RM) Commando coming ashore from LCAs (Landing Craft Assault) on Jig Green beach, Gold area, 6 June 1944. LCTs can be seen in the background unloading priority vehicles for 231st Brigade, 50th Division.
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Midgley (Sgt)
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D-day - British Forces during the Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”