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'This Is It!': American Rifleman at D-Day

Following the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, American Rifleman editor Bill Shadel wrote a letter describing his experience during the battle on the Normandy coast.

The Pigeon Jaegers: German Anti-Pigeon Patrols in Normandy

Despite breaking the German “Enigma” codes during World War II, this coup of signals intelligence and code-breaking still could not deliver the all of the detail information needed to flesh out the Allied assessment of German defenses in Normandy.

The Last Monday in May

The last Monday in May each year provides a moment when most Americans pause to think about people who are no longer with us.

World War II Field Fix for the M3 Grease Gun

Learn about the World War II field modification that put damaged Grease Guns back in service.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Men & Guns of D-Day +75, Part 2; EAA Witness Elite 1911 Polymer

During this 75th anniversary since the invasion at Normandy, ARTV staff continues its look at the Men & Guns of D-Day.

NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Machine Carbines

Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe checks out a few early British Sten Machine Carbines chambered for 9 mm.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: D-Day + 75—Pointe du Hoc; Springfield 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR; The First Ruger

The new season of American Rifleman TV premieres tonight on Outdoor Channel, with the ARTV staff continuing its journey through Normandy on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.

ARTV: The Men and Guns of D-Day

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television to learn more about the men of D-Day and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

Hedgerows of Normandy

In September 1944, American Rifleman’s former editor, an accredited war correspondent, had his first dispatch published after the invasion of Normandy. Read the story here about how American riflemen used their marksmanship skills to defeat the Nazis in the breakout from the hedgerows.

Throwback Thursday: Letter From D-Day

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. This letter appeared in the August 1944 issue, which featured NRA Life Member Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower on the cover.

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