D-Day on 6th June 1944 was when the Allied invasion of German-occupied Normandy took place in order to restore freedom, liberate Europe and make the world safe for democracy once again. This epic event had a little known but not insignificant ‘Irish’ dimension to it. Thousands of Irish-born and members of the Irish diaspora were among the UK, U.S. and Canadian units who landed on the Normandy beaches 75 years ago. Written by military historian Dan Harvey, who recently retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Irish Defence Forces, his eleventh publication A Bloody Dawn - The Irish at D-Day tells their important story for the first time.
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