• From the beaches of Normandy to Iwo Jima WW2 told by the veterans

    Witnesses to history from D-Day to Berlin

    The men and women of WW2

    Sharing memories from Normandy to Iwo Jima

Hope, bravery, friendship, fear, love....

What does the D stand for in D-Day? Which forces fought on the beaches during the invasion of Normandy? Which troops were the first ashore during D-Day? Why Normandy? From the beaches of Normandy to Berlin. Which units were on the beaches of Iwo Jima? This website has the answer and features the stories from the men and women who fought, lived and died during WWII.  Both Allied as Axis veterans are featured on my website.
Since the year 2000 (after a weekend visit to Normandy) I started this project I had set one goal for myself. That the website should be made in their honor. It grew from the first story that I received from Ray Aebisher (F Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division) back in 2001 to over 250 stories from all sides of the war. It became a valuable educational collection of stories about what kind of effect ww2 had on the men and women living through it. The stories are unedited and in the words of the men and women who contributed to my project.

So far 237 stories have been posted

The list is layed out up in such a way that the stories that are on top are the new or updated stories.

This website is made out of respect for the victims, the civilians and the veterans of WWII. It generates no financial gain what so ever and it is merely a platform to educate the visitor about WWII.


The personal stories on this website are under copyright of the veterans themselves and the families or people who gave the stories to me. Pictures used on this webiste are owned by the veterans who made them or by whomever made the pictures/videos (mostly these images are in the public domain and can be freely used). Also bits of texts have been used with no harmful intent in any way. If you are the owner of any picture(s) or fragments of texts that you wish to remove from this website please contact me. But I ask you to look at the nature of the website and it's goal, educating the viewer about WW2.

A big THANK YOU to the United States Army Center of Military History for their help in providing the input for these pages. All pages on this website are constantly being refitted with acurate data and texts and it is an ongoing process.


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