DDay Illustrated Edition HB

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D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
By: Stephen Ambrose
768 pages
10.9 X 8.8 X 2.3 inches

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose's D-Day is the definitive history of World War II's most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the 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, the book 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 most honored account of one of our history’s most important days.

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  • 5
    DDay pictures

    Posted by Mitch on May 28th 2020

    good book, pictures and narrative

  • 5
    D-Day book by Stephen Ambrose

    Posted by Roger C on May 28th 2020

    really, really good book - still reading it, but having a hard time putting it down. Stephen did an really good job. Not my first read by Mr. Ambrose. He writes these books the correct way in my opinion.