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D-Day 75th Anniversary shirt with HISTORY NERD® and Paratrooper

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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" card 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 here.

This same HISTORY NERD® design with a World War II paratrooper is available as a women's v-neck shirtcrewneck sweatshirt, 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.

The shirt: We’re offering your choice of fabrics and colors:
  • 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt in Military green — Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 4.3 oz.  XS - 3X. See size chart.
  • Our standard 4.3 oz. Poly-Cotton shirt in Light olive that gets rave reviews. Our softest shirt. It's also our thinnest and lightest. It is very high-quality and long-wearing, but it is thin and light. Lots of people love them, which you can see in the reviews, but if you judge t-shirt quality based on weight or thickness, do not get this one. Instead, get the 100% cotton shirt above. XS - 3X. See size chart.

Note that the $3 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

Included with every shirt: A 3" x 4.75" card 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 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.

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.

Thanks to April for the photo of her at Normandy on the 75th and to Tamara for the graduation photo.

 

History behind the design

Shipping

For shipments to arrive by Father's Day, Sunday, June 16

  • Order by midnight Monday, June 10
  • Select UPS 3-day shipping at checkout
  • Signed books and custom embroidery take more time and may not arrive by Father's Day

Note: A few products, such as antique Oriental rugs, have special shipping policies stated on the product page. For those products, the information below does not apply.

For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping) 

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.

 

Timing

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. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.

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 using 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. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $5.95 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 $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.

      UPS 3 Business Day Select 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 8 am Eastern will ship the same business day.  Orders received after that time will ship the next business day. Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing. 
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

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

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States

        Destinations

        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.

        Charges

        • 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.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

          All original 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.

          Mission

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

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          Allyson S.
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          I love my shirt and stickers! My order was received quick! Can’t wait to order again!

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          Lawrence B.
          Absolutely perfect

          For a history lover looking to strike up conversations these shirts are a must. They are also well made, comfortable, and fit just right. I am now a lifelong, repeat customer

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          REO
          History Nerd Tshirt

          I love my History Nerd tshirt with the paratrooper and 75th anniversary commemoration. Great fabric and fit. Thanks!

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          Suzanne H.
          D day shirt

          Nice light cotton blend for summer, cool design, true to size. My brother loved it!

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          Stepheny H.

          D-Day 75th Anniversary shirt with HISTORY NERD® and Paratrooper

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          Don L.
          D Day Tee ...

          Great T ... for a true history nerd.

          Perfect color. Love the understated desending trooper.

          Great product that gets smiles and the occasional question from those who see it.

          Now ... if I could just hear ... "history nerd... bet you're great on dates."

          Agree ... that's a bridge too far.

          Oh ... is the Market Garden T available?

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          Glola K.
          Tshirt

          I received the history nerd t shirt and I am very pleased with the quality!

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          Elizabeth C.
          Great shirt

          Great selection of shirts for history lovers like my son!

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