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The Men and Guns of D-Day

June 6th is an infamous day in history. Men and guns fought for the freedom of people they had never met. Here are a few of those stories.

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.

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

The Most Famous Rifle Of D-Day … Wasn’t There?

When Lord Lovat led his British Commandos into Normandy on June 6, 1944, he carried his trademark Mannlicher-Shoenauer carbine across Sword Beach, right? Not so fast. Here's what he really carried.

The Vickers K Gun and D-Day

The U.S. Army Rangers storming Pointe Du Hoc were not the only Allied troops using Vickers K Guns on D-Day. If you read about the K Gun in Marty Morgan’s "The Forgotten Guns of D-Day" article and were curious about the Vickers K Gun, here’s more on British Commandoes use of them.

U.S. Nomenclature

An American Rifleman reader inquires about the nomenclature for the bolt-action Springfield rifle.

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.

The Forgotten Guns of D-Day

When it comes to the infantry arms of D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, guns such as the M1 Garand and Thompson come as no surprise, but what about whole American regiments armed with other guns-well-known or forgotten-of the “Great Crusade"?

The Men and Guns of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops carried out an amphibious and airborne assault on Hitler’s Fortress Europe in Normandy. Here are the stories of some of the men and the arms they used at the start of “The Great Crusade.”

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.

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