Episode 62: D-Day Special
Guests: Gile Milton, Joe Balksoki and Craig Symonds
Sunday, June 6, 2021
This week on History Happy Hour: Host Historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer remember the 77th anniversary of the Normandy Landings with a 90 minute D-Day Special. Rick will be live from the National D-Day Memorial, and three distinguished guests will join us for a D-Day discussion. The show will begin with author Giles Milton, and a look at his riveting account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion as told through a symphony of incredible accounts from both sides. The book is Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day . Then we’ll be joined by historians Joe Balkoski (Omaha Beach, Utah Beach) and Craig Symonds (Operation Neptune) for a freewheeling five-way discussion on D-Day Controversies. And we have a few surprises as well, Join us for a very special History Happy Hour Sunday, June 6 at 4PM ET. The spot where history is always on tap.