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Overlord is my first ‘app’ – developed so that I could include as many images as possible in a history of the Allied campaign to invade Europe in 1944 – codename ‘Overlord’. The history of the planning that led up ‘D-Day’, from Eisenhower and Montgomery’s arrival back in England in January 1944 through to ‘D-Day’ itself, then the campaign in Normandy and on to the fall of Paris at the end of August 1944. All this is presented in a timeline that illustrates just how tight the timeframe for this incredible operation truly was. Pictures in the timeline link into the main body of images which are presented in a slideshow of over 700 contemporary photographs.

Because there are so many images I have also presented selected groups of them in several ‘Guided Tours’. These explore different aspects of the operation in more detail – an ‘Overview’, the events of ‘D-Day’ itself, a study of the Allied Bombing of France, and a guided tour of the building and operation of the Mulberry harbours.

Overlord is a pictorial history of the operation to launch ‘D-Day’ on 6th June 1944. Over 700 contemporary images from the American, British, Canadian and German archives illustrate the build up to the invasion of Normandy, the airborne and amphibious landings, and the subsequent battles.

‘Overlord’ is now available from the App Store –

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Jenny Brown February 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

Thank you for the wonderful photos in Operation Overlord. My father was a Commando who went across on D Day and was photographed digging in at Pegasus Bridge with a Horsa glider in the background. He was a Signalman with Lord Lovat’s Special Service Brigade, and it’s they who are digging the trench in the photograph, not the Royal Ulster Rifles as suggested. The only place I have seen this accurately recorded is at the DDay museum in Caen. My grandmother was a teacher and the photo, which was published in a newspaper, was brought into class for her by one of her pupils. The image is preserved as part of our family history. My father, John Stewart Pollock, is the Commando on the left turning to look at the camera.

Many thanks again for compiling such a large number of photos of this momentous time in our history.

Tony Falcenclou January 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm

An amazing app. I am a military historian and I really like the layout. Good job.. Tony.

Editor November 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

At the moment the development costs are too high for me but I have not discounted developing for Android in the future.

Carlos November 10, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Why not for android?

Carlos November 10, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Why not for android?

Doctor D September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am


Loads of pictures that I have never seen before. I have read many books about D-Day but this brings it all together, I learnt new stuff, especially about the Mulberry harbours.

Editor June 9, 2015 at 9:20 am


Fortunately I do not have to speak Danish to be able to appreciate your comments …

“I must commend WW2 Today as a fantastic way to be led through the war on.
September 2014 I visited the Normandy beaches, and was fortunate to meet a veteran on the great War cemetery at Omaha Beach. I write in a group on Facebook for D-day
and also use this material on Facebook. But how do I download the many fantastic Images from the newsletters I receive? Do You have to write this in English?
Niels Pedersen Mørup”

You should be able to access images from the website using drag and drop to your computer desktop, or by right clicking. See my FAQ about use of images.



Niels Mørup Pedersen June 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

Jeg må rose WW2 to Day som en helt fantastisk måde at blive ført gennem krigen på.
September 2014 besøgte jeg Normandiets strande, og var så heldig at møde en veteran på
den store krigskirkegaard ved Omaha Beach. Jeg skriver i en Gruppe på Facebook om D-dag,
og bruger også dette materiale på Facebook. Men hvordan downloader jeg de mange fantastiske
billeder fra de nyhedsbreve, jeg modtager? Do You have to write this in English?
Niels Mørup Pedersen
Horsehøj 26
4000 Roskilde

Dave Jury November 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Just downloaded your D Day app and would like to say it’s brilliantwe can do with more of the same.
It may be a it of a dum question but how do I add World War II Today to my home screen ?
Once again a very good app keep up the good work.

Mike Eastwood September 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Just bought your iPad app as a small thank you for the great website above!

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