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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.
Publisher: New York :, Marble Arch Press,, 2014.
Edition: First Marble Arch Press trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476772943
Branch Call Number: 940.5421 Mayo 06/2014
Characteristics: 304 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm


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Nov 27, 2016

A very high impact minute-by-minute account of D-Day, as told from the human perspective of those who were there. There is very little in the way of politics and war strategy here. Just the thoughts, words and actions of those who were on the beaches. The structure of the book jumps quickly from one perspective to another, all arranged in chronological order.This book gave me such a sense of what it must have been like to storm those beaches. I was surprised by how much I didn't know and a bit crushed by how little the human race seems to learn from these horrific situations.

Jan 25, 2015

Hemingway is there, Robert Capa-the famous war photographer is there and so is piper Bill Millin, dressed in his kilt. Bill is playing "Hielan Laddie" and "The Road to the Isles" as his comrades are shot down around him on Sword beach. And Hitler--well he's having lunch. A great book on WWII, with some great anecdotes by those who were there.


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