D-Day

June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126305

Category: History

Page: 656

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Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant. Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.
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D-Day

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 240

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"The Allied landings in 1944 had all the prospects for disaster. Churchill thought he would be woken up to be told of massive casualties. Eisenhower prepared a somber broadcast announcing that the enterprise had failed. The specter of failure was always present. After a failed landing the Nazi regime would have regained the ascendant. New, terrifying bombs and rockets were ready to be launched. Long-distance submarines were in the final stage of development. The last million Jews of Europe were listed for deportation and death. Failure at Normandy could have given Hitler the chance of continuing to rule western Europe, particularly if the United States, bloodied and defeated in Normandy, had decided-after two and a half years of focusing on Europe-to turn all its energies to the ever-growing demands of the Pacific, leaving Europe to its own devices. Had that happened, I doubt if I would have been alive to write this book, or free to express my opinions without fear of arrest." --Martin Gilbert
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Surviving D-Day

Author: Paul Challen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499436556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord or the Normandy Invasion, occurred on June 6, 1944, and has gone down in history as one of the most successful invasions of all times. This volume offers readers insights into the invasion of German-occupied France by British, Canadian, and U.S. troops, detailing the preceding aerial and naval bombardment, the plans and actions of the initial landings in France, and the movements of the Allies afterward, including their eventual success. Survivor stories are included throughout, providing first-person accounts of these harrowing days.
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D-Day

The Liberation of Europe Begins

Author: Doug Murray,Anthony Williams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404207868

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In graphic novel format, describes the events that happened when the Allies retook Normandy on July 5, 1994, thus turning the tide in World War Two.
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D-Day

June 6, 1944: The Normandy Landings

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297843467

Category: History

Page: 224

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D-Day

Canadian Heroes of the Famous World War II Invasion

Author: Tom Douglas

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1552778037

Category: History

Page: 144

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On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through storms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event.
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D-Day in History and Memory

The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration

Author: Michael Dolski,Sam Edwards,John Buckley

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415484

Category: History

Page: 320

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Over the past sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.
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June 6, 1944

The Voices of D-Day

Author: Gerald Astor

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 030756553X

Category: History

Page: 464

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In ships and planes, they crossed the English Channel. On the other side Hitler’s army waited. And the longest day was about to begin.... In the spring of 1944, 120,000 Allied soldiers crossed the English Channel in the most ambitious invasion force ever assembled. Rangers, paratroopers, infantry, and armored personnel, these soldiers--some who had just cut their teeth in Africa and Sicily and some who were brand-new to war--joined a force aimed at the heart of Europe and Hitler’s defenses. On the morning of June 6, D-Day began. And in the hours that followed, thousands lost their lives, while those who survived would be changed forever No other chronicle of D-Day can match Gerald Astor's extraordinary work--a vivid first-person account told with stunning immediacy by the men who were there. From soldiers who waded through the bullet-riddled water to those who dropped behind enemy lines, from moments of terror and confusion to acts of incredible camaraderie and heroism, June 6, 1944 plunges us into history in the making--and the most pivotal battle ever waged. From the Paperback edition.
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D-Day

The Battle for Normandy

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962064

Category: History

Page: 608

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This enhanced ebook contains scores of fascinating additional material, including astonishing black & white and colour footage taken at the time of the events: - Video introduction by Antony Beevor - 26 embedded film clips, including footage of the Normandy landings, firefights in the deadly bocage hedgerows, Allied bombing raids, Allied commanders, the liberation of Paris - Rarely seen original NBC and Universal newsreels and radio broadcasts announcing the invasion - Rare colour footage shot by the journalist Jack Lieb The Normandy landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning, ferocious and savage fighting of the war. As casualties mounted, so too did tensions between the commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of the fighting endured terrible suffering; even the joys of Liberation had their dark side. The war in northern France marked the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between Europe and America. Making use of overlooked and new material from more than 30 archives in 6 countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin, Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.
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D-Day

The Battle of Normandy

Author: Eric Fein

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429622997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Describes events before, during, and after the battle of Normandy, including key players, weapons, and battle tactics"--Provided by publisher.
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