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"History Nerd" crewneck sweatshirt with WWII Paratrooper - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Regular price $ 36.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 36.95 USD
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Our exclusive History Nerd design with a World War II paratrooper on the front, and on the back, "Operation Overlord", "75", and the dates June 6, 1944 and June 6, 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, D-Day, and the invasion of Normandy Beach.

Includes a special 3" x 4.75" hang tag with the "Orders of the Day" that went to the troops that morning on one side and, on the other side, the handwritten message that General Eisenhower drafted the night before in the event that the operation was not successful. Read more about the hangtag here.

The sweatshirt: A super soft 7.8 ounce made with 50% cotton / 50% polyester and that has been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. With ribbed waistband and cuffs.  This is a lightweight sweatshirt, and much lighter than the hooded sweatshirt we offer in other designs. Click on the "See size chart" button below to view the measurements before you select your size.

This same History Nerd design with a World War II paratrooper is available as a crewneck shirt, women's v-neck shirt, and a sticker. A similar design,  with the words "D-day June 6, 1944" and a WWII Paratrooper is also available as a magnet as well as a bookmark.

Browse through other WWII themed products in this collection.

More on the commemorative hang tag: A 3" x 4.75" piece of paper, in color, on uncoated stock. Read more about the hangtag here.

Thanks to Ben Powers for his helpful suggestion about the shirt color—not as dark as the shirt we use for the WWII soldier shirt—and for additional information for the hang tag that helps deliver an even more powerful account of what actually happened.

And thanks to Larisa for getting this all going by pointing out the anniversary last fall and encouraging me to come up with a special design even though, up until then, almost all of our designs were focused on the Revolutionary War. 




Announcement: Pausing shipping for Independence Day week

We are pausing shipping for the week of Independence Day. Place orders by July 1 at noon Eastern an in-stock items that don't require personalization will ship July 1 or July 2. We will resume shipping July 11.


We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $12.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $15.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.


          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 8 reviews
          Nice sweatshirt

          This was my first order, and I was really happy with the service, and the product. I will definitely be ordering again, much to my wallet’s sadness.

          M. H.
          WWII Paratrooper Sweatshirt

          It looked great on the website, it looked better when I opened the package.

          Christian N.

          Very nice shirt and sweatshirt.

          Hollie A.
          Amazing customer service!

          Great quality and quick service! This history nerd is thrilled with my purchases!

          Suzanne O.
          Proud to wear this sweatshirt

          Good soft fabric. True fit. Very pleased

          Jeffrey V.N.
          You have to get one!

          Quality and soft. Soft enough to sleep in but rugged enough to wear for days at a time. Beware though, everyone will stop you and ask where you got it.

          Love it!

          Love the color and the quality! Fast shipping! Great company :)

          Markie R.
          History lovers’s perfect shirt

          I absolutely love this sweatshirt! I was so excited about the WWII commemoration of D-Day. As a history nerd (and major) myself, this was perfect for me.

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