World War II D-Day Accounts from the Cornelius Ryan Collection

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About

This collection features materials from Ohio University Libraries' Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers. Gathered as part of Ryan's research process while writing his book, The Longest Day, the accounts include questionnaires, interviews, and correspondence with soldiers who participated in the events surrounding D-Day.

These materials were digitized by request of the Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA) in support of Project ’44, an interactive web map that allows users to explore WWII through digitally preserved maps, aerial imagery and war diaries. The CRMA and Ohio University Libraries have partnered to further enhance the use and discoverability of these primary sources by promoting volunteer transcription. Read more about the CRMA-OHIO WWII Transcription Project.

This project was previously limited to Canadian D-Day accounts but has been expanded to include the experiences of British and American veterans. New documents will be added regularly as digitization is ongoing.

Sensitive Content Warning: The Cornelius Ryan Collection of World War II Papers contains first-hand accounts of those who witnessed and experienced violent, traumatic events. Their stories, writings, and images convey the physical and emotional effects of war, and describe graphic scenes of battle in which many lives were lost.

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 021, folder 25: Leonard Keith James

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 021, folder 25: Leonard Keith James

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 45: John Joseph Reville

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 45: John Joseph Reville

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 50: Dan D. Schopp

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 50: Dan D. Schopp

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 40: John Joseph Perry

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 40: John Joseph Perry

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 08: Robert L. Strayer

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 010, folder 08: Robert L. Strayer

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 39: Edward Simmons Sledge II

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 39: Edward Simmons Sledge II

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 47: Bertram Kalisch

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 47: Bertram Kalisch

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 43: John T. Irwin

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 011, folder 43: John T. Irwin

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 32: Leslie J. Scott

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 32: Leslie J. Scott

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Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 54: John B. Worozbyt

Cornelius Ryan WWII papers, box 012, folder 54: John B. Worozbyt

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