D-Day, June 6, 1944

D-Day, June 6, 1944

The Climactic Battle of World War II

Large Print - 1994
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Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : G.K. Hall & Co., c1994.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780783884691
0783884699
Characteristics: 962 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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Daveinportland
Aug 26, 2016

Stephen Ambrose is my favorite WWII authors. Most of his books seen well researched and based on personal narratives. It's not a book for the grand strategic vision of the Normandy Campaign, but it is a great book for first person narratives. Thought it was a great read.

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Keogh
Apr 30, 2012

An excellent book by one of my favourite writers. Ambrose, an American, does pay much of his attention to the American efforts on D-Day, but gives enough due to the British and Canadian landings as well. His style of writing is perfectly suited to the subject, and his attention to detail is ideal. Highly recommended.

KEVIN DOWD Aug 11, 2011

Clasic story with lots of annecdotes.

easy to read

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bad_driver98
Apr 24, 2010

Once again a book by an American about D-Day where the Canadians and British are relegated to the role of extras. Despite the fact that Canada had the second toughest beach and extended the furthest inland from the beaches... The Brits get even less coverage than the Canadians if that is possible. It is very much a propaganda effort, but still well written.

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