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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 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"?

U.S. Nomenclature

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

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 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.

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