A special edition of Radio 4's long-running counterfactual history series, What If..? imagines the consequences had the D Day landings failed on 6 June 1944, taking over from where From Dunkirk To D Day left off.
As General Dwight Eisenhower knew only too well, the Normandy landings were an enormous gamble. On the eve of D Day he even wrote a communiqué that he would have released had the landings failed. It's far from beyond the bounds of possibility that the Allies might have met considerably greater German opposition than they did.
Listen Again (1 hour real audio)