Higgins Boats As we near the anniversary of the D-Day landings on Normandy, Historian Douglas Brinkley tells the story of Andrew Jackson Higgins--the man General Eisenhower credited with winning the war for the Allies. Higgins is the industrialist who designed and built the landing craft that carried the infrantrymen from ships to the beach. {4:27}
NPR logo

Higgins Boats

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1074989/74989" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Higgins Boats

Higgins Boats

Higgins Boats

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1074989/74989" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

As we near the anniversary of the D-Day landings on Normandy, Historian Douglas Brinkley tells the story of Andrew Jackson Higgins—the man General Eisenhower credited with winning the war for the Allies. Higgins is the industrialist who designed and built the landing craft that carried the infrantrymen from ships to the beach. {4:27}