Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's ...
Author: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike! This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
The shells didn't arrive from Paris until after D-Day, but the logs by themselves
were enough to bust up a wooden glider going better than 100 kilometers per
hour. For deception purposes, Rommel built casemates that held no guns.
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
—German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, January 19, 19441 D-Day, June 6, 1944
, marked the day on which British and American forces launched a major
amphibious assault against German troops stationed in northern France.
Author: Mary Barbier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
A new take on D-Day, showing that the successful deception of Operation Fortitude has received more than its fair share of credit for the Normandy invasions, obscuring not just the real invasion plans, but German weaknesses that contributed to Allied victory.
book is a companion piece to the documentary D-Day: Canada's 24 Hours of
Destiny, which marks the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day with its broadcast on June
6, 2004, on Prime TV. While the documentary, like this book, covers D-Day on an
Author: Lance Goddard
Survivors. Vets. Comrades. A single day changed their lives forever. From the producer of the documentary Victory from Above, Lance Goddard's D-Day, Juno Beach: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny is a montage of first-hand accounts, memories, and a pictorial archive of that day, sixty years ago. It captures all of the pride, patriotism, and collective will of Canadians who served and endured the horrific events of that day for a greater cause - for freedom, to defeat Hitler, to liberate Europe. From the beginning, at 0000 hours, to the end, 24 hours later, the voices of over thirty veterans unravel the battle with recollections, tactical details, and, often, self-effacing humour - but always at the very heart of Goddard's D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny, the message, sixty years later, is clear... lest we forget.
During the first days of June, members of the Resistance all over France leaned
closer to their wireless sets to be certain of what they heard. So too did the
German Abwehr and Sicherheitsdienst. Others not in on the secret also listened
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
As Eisenhower's biographer, he knew the story of the Supreme Commander and
the top brass during those days of ... for these veterans to “set the record straight"
in certain areas where they felt inaccuracies in the story of D-Day existed.
Author: Ronald J. Drez
Publisher: LSU Press
In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible -- civilians as well as soldiers -- who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning Voices of D-Day tells the story of that momentous operation almost entirely through the words of the people who were there.
XXIII. The year 2004 was a media blitz. I had thought that the media bonanza of
the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day would never be surpassed. At that time, I had
been written up in People magazine, USA Today, and U.S. News and World
Author: Baumgarten, Harold
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A member of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, veteran Harold "Hal" Baumgarten gives his firsthand account of the June 6, 1944, landing on Dog Green sector of Omaha Beach. A multidecorated hero, Baumgarten was wounded five times before being evacuated. In 1991, he served as a consultant for the filming of the WWII movie Saving Private Ryan.
The drama and tragedy of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944 have, in recent months, been the subject of great popular interest.
Author: Bernard C. Nalty
Publisher: Salamander Books Limited
The drama and tragedy of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944 have, in recent months, been the subject of great popular interest. A generation used to several decades of "low-intensity" warfare had forgotten the horrors of large-scale battles fought with modern weapon. While many veterans of the landings are only now getting their just recognition and many personal experiences have been revealed, questions remain about the military strategy and tactics involved. While not losing sight of the human drama, D-Day examines in chapter-by-chapter fashion the development of the campaign and the military principles involved. What lessons were learned at Normandy? What principles of war were followed or failed to be followed? What failures at the planning and execution levels led to the fearsome casualties on Omaha Beach? These and many other aspects of one of history's most famous battles are examined in this detailed account.
D-Day was the beginning and the key to the fight to take back Europe. In this book we will talk about the preparations that were made for D-Day, air battles and talk about each battlefront.
Author: Forrest Keel
Publisher: Forrest Keel
June 6, 1944 will be remembered for many reasons. Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure. The pages following this could be used to prove either one. The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this: D-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out. For months the allied forces of millions trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Eisenhower to set a date. June 6, 1944 was to be the day with the H-hour at 06:30. Aircraft bombed German installations and helped prepare the ground attack. The ground forces landed and made their push inland. Soon Operation Overlord was in full affect as the allied forces pushed the Germans back towards the Russian forces coming in from the east. D-Day was the beginning and the key to the fight to take back Europe. In this book we will talk about the preparations that were made for D-Day, air battles and talk about each battlefront.
Operation Overlord: June 6, 1944 Michael Green, James D. Brown.
IntROdUCtIOn. We are but warriors for the working-day; Our gayness and our gilt
are all besmirch'd With rainy marching in the painful field. But by the mass, our
hearts are in ...
Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Zenith Press
D-Day, June 6, 1944: it was the biggest amphibious operation in history. German Field Marshal Rommel, declared, “the enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield,” the Allied Forces undertook a massive invasion of the German-occupied coast of Normandy, France. First, there was the aerial onslaught by British and American airborne divisions, then the landing of the American, British, and Canadian seaborne troops. Over 150,000 Allied troops took the fight to the enemy, their incursion paving the way to their ultimate victory over Nazi tyranny. This book tells the story of those who lived and fought through this historic conflict. In first-person accounts of the Normandy landings, soldiers recreate the harrowing, world-changing drama of taking the beaches of France, dropping from the sky, wading out of landing craft, fighting to survive and, in the process, keeping alight the hopes of humanity.
Ambrose, Stephen E, D-Day: 6 June 1944 – The Climactic Battle of World War II (
Simon and Schuster, 1994) Ambrose, Stephen E, Pegagus Bridge: D-Day – the
Daring British Airborne Raid (Simon and Schuster, 2003) Arthur, Max, Forgotten ...
Author: Jonathan Mayo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day. June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first “death message” by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.
Storm the beaches for D-Day, the battle that changed the tide of World War II. It's the most famous amphibious invasion in history; thousands of ships, millions of soldiers and sailors, all clashing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, ...
Author: Bruce Bliven
Publisher: Young Voyageur
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Storm the beaches for D-Day, the battle that changed the tide of World War II. It's the most famous amphibious invasion in history; thousands of ships, millions of soldiers and sailors, all clashing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
The D-Day Landings (Witness to History). HeinemannRaintree, 2008. Davenport,
John C. D-Day and the Liberation of France (Milestones in Modern World History)
. Chelsea House Publications, 2010. Martin, Martha. D-Day (Crabtree Chrome) ...
Author: Charlie Samuels
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces led by the United States and England landed in German-occupied France. Years in the planning, more than 160,000 soldiers landed in Normandy. The fates of these forces, the key figures of leadership, and the adversity and triumphs of World War II is recounted in this fascinating volume, which includes an overview of many other significant military events. Readers will love the incredible wartime photographs and appreciate the detailed timeline concluding this important addition to any history collection.
Author: Patricia Brennan DemuthPublish On: 2015-04-21
D-Day was a major turning point in World War II and hailed as one of the greatest military attacks of all time.
Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D -Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would take place elsewhere. D-Day was a major turning point in World War II and hailed as one of the greatest military attacks of all time.
here were women officially 'in the know' on D—Day, in the various
establishments of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), in
Royal Navy and Royal Air Force HQ establishments too, and there were women
in the ...
Author: Peter Liddle
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Drawing upon a new international archive of the Second World War, the support of veterans world-wide and from archives overseas, the author uses previously unpublished letters, diaries, photographs and reminiscences to tell the story of D Day in a way which brings the reader closer to the actual experience. from an aerial, naval and land perspective the events of D Day are captured superbly in wartime contemporary and retrospective documentation.Each of the beaches is fully represented. American, Canadian and British testimony is supported by new, compelling, German material. Appropriately the RAF and Merchant Navy experience appear as do the contemporary and retrospective reactions of women 'in the know' and those whom knew from 'unofficial sources' of the immediate imminence of the assault.The reader will share in each stage of the day from the experience of paratroops and glider-borne troops to crossing the Channel by sea and at the landings on each beach. The book is profusely illustrated with previously unpublished photographs ad facsimile documentation and provides a treasure-trove of evidence on the 60th anniversary of 6th June 1944
Despite being an instantly recognisable term which, over the last seventy years,
has entered the modern lexicon, few people know exactly what 'D-Day' stands for
. A common refrain from those who accompany me on tours of the Normandy ...
Author: Paul Winter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published in partnership with the National Archives, D-Day Documents is a commemorative collection of previously unpublished documents marking the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. This unprecedented book contains not only 21st Army Group intelligence reports on 'Omaha' Beach, RAF Photographic Reconnaissance prints and the ship's log of HMS Warspite but various other important official documents covering different aspects of Operations Neptune and Overlord. Crucially, this single volume brings together for the first time the war diary entries of all Anglo-Canadian 'spear-head' units and regiments who landed in France on 6 June 1944. A unique publication, which celebrates one of the most momentous days in modern military history, D-Day Documents will fascinate anyone with an interest in the Second World War, as well as offering an invaluable primary source for military historians.
Ask theaverage Canadian today when World WarII ended and the most common
answer will probably be: “On D- Day when the Americans, British, and Canadians
landed in Northern France.” But D-Day certainly wasn't the end. As of June 6, ...
Author: Tom Douglas
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
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.
Also referred to as the Normandy Landings, Operation Neptune and Operation
Overlord, D-Day is the greatest amphibious attack in history. The D-Day Invasion
was the assault on Nazi-occupied France by American, British and Allied troops ...
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
The story behind D-Day begins in 1939 when Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, attacked Poland and ignited World War Two. The following year, the Germans occupied France and Western Europe and launched a vicious air war against Britain. In 1941, they invaded the Soviet Union. Seemingly unstoppable, the Nazis now held virtually all of Europe. They imposed a ruthless system of control and unleashed the horror of the Holocaust. However, by 1943, the tide had begun to turn in favor of the Allies, the forces opposed to Germany. In the east, despite huge losses, the Soviets began to force the Germans back.