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  • D-Day was planned for June 5th, but was changed to the 6th due to bad weather.
  • That’s more men than died on the beaches of Normandy on D-day in World War Two, twenty-six years later."
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • They gave us the D-day, at least that’s what we think."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • D-day was two months ago.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • He had landed on the third wave during D-Day, fought his way across France, teamed up with a sharpshooting Texan, who together with Stone formed a murderously competent sniping team, and eventually crossed into Germany when the armistice was signed.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was in the war, too—he landed on D-Day and all—but I really think he hated the Army worse than the war.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Yours, Anne M. Frank TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944 My dearest Kitty, "This is D-Day," the BBC announced at twelve.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • It’s D-Day, Bobby boy.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • We do know that Mike was there longest, fighting on what is always the single toughest day, D-Day.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • My mother heard the report of D-Day on our ancient radio and walked up to the crab house to tell me.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved

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  • White parachuted into Normandy the night before D-Day and later into Holland.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Always before, important events and dates had been marked in memory with definite labels, not only such days as Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Lincoln’s Birthday, but Pearl Harbor Day, D-Day, VE-Day, VJ-Day, Income Tax Day.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • On Thursday night—one night until D-Day, as Miles had begun mentally referring to it—Miles lay in bed with Jonah, trading a book back and forth so each could read a page.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • To me, this felt more like D-Day.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I was in Miami living the good life at Coral Gables when Eisenhower sent the armies ashore on D-Day, and at preflight school at the University of Georgia when Patton was racing for the Rhine.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In a speech on December 31, 1960, Castro warned America that any landing force would suffer far greater losses than on D-Day.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The wedding was D-day, and he was woefully unprepared for the battle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Then to the couple—"You know how, uh, children are th-th-these days they play all d-d-day at school and c-c-can’t wait to get home and pl-play some more."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Most important, we kept our news the most closely guarded secret since D-day.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • They’d first met near the end of the war, said hello-goodbye but corresponded, she was an air-raid warden with a torch, they called it, and he was a quartermaster handing out condoms for D-day that the troops fixed to the muzzles of their rifles to keep out sand and water and he still liked her in a towel or slip, married twenty-seven years to this point.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He thinks him callow and incapable of governing, and finds it galling that a man who was a mere lieutenant during the Second World War is taking over the presidency from the general who directed the D-Day invasion.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • My father looked grim as he studied the war maps that showed the Allied advance between D-Day and the third week of July.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • As much logistics went into this trip as went into the planning of D-Day, or so I thought.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It would be a seven-hundred-mile, four-day trip to D-Day, scheduled for February 19.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I fought Nazis from D-Day all the way into Germany.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It would be forty-four years before physicist Donald Olson would discover that D-Day at Tarawa occurred during one of only two days in 1943 when the moon’s apogee coincided with a neap tide, resulting in a tidal range of only a few inches rather than several feet.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • On February 17, D-Day minus two, ships’ doctors reported an outbreak of diarrhea.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Soon after sunrise on D-Day plus one, Colonel Liversedge positioned his 2nd and 3rd Battalions to continue their assault on Mount Suribachi.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • On D-Day, Ruhl had shown everyone that he was not kidding.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He landed on D-Day without a rifle.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • As the blood spurted, Corpsman Clifford Langley—who had treated a jaw wound on D-Day—hurried to Wheeler’s side and applied compresses.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Fear of infiltrators—the fear of the dancing shadows—had preoccupied the Americans on each night since D-Day.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The heaviest and coldest rains since D-Day lashed at the surviving Marines.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • D-Day, February 19, 1945—to the beaches, with Mount Suribachi in the background.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • D-Day, February 19, 1945.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • D-Day, February 19, 1945.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But the Pacific’s largest D-Day was terribly different.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The evening of D-Day minus one, February 18, a date that nine years later would become my birthday, my father and the assault troops still could not see their objective.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Rosenthal, covering the invasion for the Associated Press, had landed on Iwo at around noon on D-Day and had risked his life to get stirring action shots through the days of combat that followed.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • We heard over the BBC that Churchill wanted to land along with the troops on D-Day, but Eisenhower and the other generals managed to talk him out of it.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • (Like the "Kissing Bandit," he’d grown up near Doc, but didn’t know him; in later years they would play golf together.) His unit was supposed to go in on D-Day, but the beach was so full they didn’t make it until two P.M. on D+1.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Danny had run past his severed, dying pal on D-Day.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The hard statistics show the sacrifice made by Colonel Johnson’s 2nd Battalion: 1,400 boys landed on D-Day; 288 replacements were provided as the battle went on, a total of 1,688.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The whole Cotentin Peninsula has been captured just three weeks after the invasion! What a feat! In the three weeks since D-Day there hasn’t been a day without rain and storms, neither here nor in France, but this bad luck hasn’t kept the British and the Americans from displaying their might.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I’ll wear white gloves and full dress and I’ll kick ass so hard they’ll think it was D-Day on this campus.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Any one o’ them lyin’ white honkies come up here ’n’ bother Peta or Cooper, we’ll be ready for ’em!"I felt like I was at the planning session for D-Day.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
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