What Was D Day

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780448484075
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to one of the most famous historical moments in war time: D-Day.

D Day

Author: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 0241968976
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

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 and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. 'A knockout reassessment of one of the Second World War's great set-piece battles. Swoops from the vicious close-quarter fighting in the hedgerows to the petrified French onlookers and onwards to the political leaders wrestling with monumental decisions.' Sunday Times'Beevor has succeeded brilliantly. D-Day can sit proudly alongside his other masterworks on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin. Superbly brings the events of that summer to life again.' Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph'As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there . . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement.' Giles Foden, Guardian'A magnificent portrait. Beevor has ssembled a mass of unfamiliar sources, fresh voices and untold anecdotes. As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get. Max Hastings, Sunday Times'D-Day is a triumph of research . . . on almost every page there's some little detail that sticks in the mind or tweaks the heart. This is a terrific, inspiring, heartbreaking book. Sam Leith, Daily Mail'Impeccable, splendid, thoroughly researched and gripping. Beevor is a master of narrative, expertly blending the grand sweep with the telling anecdote.' Domicic Sandbrook, Observer

D Day

Author: Jonathan Mayo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476772950
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: History

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.

D Day

Author: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781627791113
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a young reader's adaptation of "The Guns at Last Light," tracing the Battle of Normandy and the Allied liberation of Western Europe through the end of World War II.

The Longest Day

Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126462
Release Date: 2010-02-16
Genre: History

The unparalleled work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II -- now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Newly in print for the first time in years, this is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glow and tragedy, The Longest Day painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany. For this new edition of The Longest Day, the original photographs used in the first 1959 edition have been reassembled and painstakingly reproduced, and the text has been freshly reset. Here is a book that is a must for any follower of history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

D Day Survivor

Author: Baumgarten, Harold
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1455603384
Release Date: 2006-10-31
Genre: 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.

After D Day

Author: James Jay Carafano
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9781461750635
Release Date: 2008-06-13
Genre: History

After storming the beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France bogged down in seven weeks of grueling attrition in Normandy. On July 25, U.S. divisions under Gen. Omar Bradley launched Operation Cobra, an attempt to break out of the hedgerows and begin a war of movement across France. Despite a disastrous start, with misdropped bombs killing hundreds of GIs, Cobra proved to be one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, successfully breaking the stalemate in Normandy and clearing a path into occupied France.

D Day

Author: Doug Murray
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404207864
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

D Day

Author: Robert Kershaw
Publisher: Ian Allan Pub
ISBN: 0711033234
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

The 10 day battle on the shores of Normandy has been extensively chronicled, but Robert Kershaw brings a new insight to this period of history by using eyewitness accounts from both the Allied and German sides. Now available in B-format for the first time this is a classic piece of military history that will appeal to historians of World War 2 and anyone interested in the general history of the period.

Divided on D Day

Author: Edward E. Gordon
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781633883192
Release Date: 2017

"In anticipation of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normany invasion- the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos , national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD operation and its aftermath. Two historians, one American and one British, show how bad decisions and lack of cooperation lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. ... Among the questions addressed: What caused the two-month delay for the Allied breakout from the Normandy beachhead? Why did the bulk of the German army escape from the Falaise Pocket? Who stopped Patton's August 1944 advance intyo Germany? Why did it take so long to open the Port of Antwerp, needed for securing the required supplies for the Allied advance into Germany? The evidence presented ... makes it clear that the problems raised by these questions and many other difficulties could have been avoided if the Allied commanders had been less contentious."--Book jacket.

Ten Days to D Day

Author: David Stafford
Publisher: Large Print Press
ISBN: 0786265078
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

An anniversary commemoration of D-Day recounts the Normandy invasion as experienced by ten ordinary men and women, including an American paratrooper, a teenage decoding specialist, and a member of the French resistance.

D Day Battle on the Beach Ranger 7

Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338133943
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this adventure, Ranger heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion and finds himself in the middle of one of the fiercest battles of World War II. Ranger meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young African-American soldier fighting to free France from the Nazis. Walt is in the 320th Balloon Battalion, so it's his job to help operate the enormous barrage balloons that fly over the American troops, shielding them from enemy planes. It's pure chaos, with thundering warplanes, falling bombs, and exploding land mines. Will Ranger, Leo, and Walt survive?

The Americans on D Day

Author: Martin K. A. Morgan
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9781627881548
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: History

DIVExperience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day’s most incredible photographs./divDIV /divDIVAlthough it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II’s amphibious D-Day landings, the U.S. military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes. In The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven decades ago and yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day. While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated anonymously for far too long and haven’t been placed within the proper context of time or place. Many others have never been published before. Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc, The Americans on D-Day is a striking visual record of the epic air, sea, and land battle that was the Normandy invasion./div

D Day

Author: Richard Collier
ISBN: 029784346X
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: History