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From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.

By June 6, 2014


UK's War Cabinet live-tweets D-Day landing as it occurred

The UK War Cabinet account has been created by the government's National Archives, and provides by-the-second updates on what's happening on the ground.

By June 6, 2014


A soldier's gear on D-Day (pictures)

A look at the cutting-edge gear a soldier would likely be carrying storming the beach at Normandy in 1944.

19 Images By June 6, 2014


D-Day: 70th Anniversary Photo Tour

A photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches, and the Normandy American Cemetery, 70 years after D-Day.

By June 5, 2014


D-Day: 70 years later (pictures)

Seven decades after the Invasion of Europe, little remains of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Instead, monuments to the bravery of Allied soldiers stand tall. Here's a photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy, 70 years after D-Day.

49 Images By June 5, 2014


Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 4G D-Day, robot bees in Podcast 308

Pin back your ears as we tackle 4G, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, technology squabbles, and robots with bee brains.

By October 5, 2012


The guns of D-Day remain powerful

Road Trip 2011: Omaha and Utah Beaches may be the most famous, but France's Normandy region is full of crucial World War II-era battlegrounds, batteries, and sites essential to the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany.

By June 28, 2011


D-Day and the battle for Normandy (photos)

Road Trip 2011: In June, 1944, American, British, and Canadian forces invaded France. CNET takes in the incredible history.

44 Images By June 28, 2011


Take a tour of the HMS Belfast

Across from the Tower of London, up the river from the Tower Bridge, floats the HMS Belfast, the last surviving British WWII warship. As part of our ongoing series of military tours, we take you onboard this historic vessel.

By July 7, 2015


Bill Nye compares climate change to World War II

Technically Incorrect: In giving the graduation speech at Rutgers University, the "Science Guy" throws down a serious scientific comparison.

By May 18, 2015