The beginning of the end of WWII, D-Day was the invasion of Europe by American, British, and Canadian troops at Normandy, France. With thousands of troops, artillery, guns, and tanks, the Allied forces successfully conquered "Utah", "Gold", "Juno", and "Sword", and through heavy losses, inclement weather, and tough terrain, would take "Omaha" beach as well. An absorbing, easy-to-read account that features the historical context, as well as the heroic actions of individual men! 160 indexed pages, softcover.
June 6, 1944: The greatest amphibious invasion the world had ever seen was launched, involving thousands of ships, incredible planning and preparation, and a million courageous soldiers, sailors, and airmen willing to sacrifice their lives for victory. Author and journalist Bruce Bliven was there that day, on the beaches of France, and he recounts it all, from the risky plans developed by the American and British military leaders through the daring landing itself. Most important, he shares stories of individual bravery shown by soldiers who waded or parachuted ashore in what became the turning point of the war.