Voices from D-Day

Voices from D-Day

by Jon E. Lewis

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Overview

The extraordinary and compelling story of June 6, 1944 and the battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. D-Day: As They Saw It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world's finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville. Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, highlights of this unique collection include the break-out from Omaha beach as told by the GI who led it, a French housewife's story of what it was like to wake up to the invasion, German soldiers' accounts of finding themselves facing the biggest seaborne invasion in history, a view from the command post by a member of Eisenhower's staff, combat reports, diaries and letters of British veterans of all forces and services, and accounts of the follow-up battle for Normandy, one of the bloodiest struggles of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606712825
Publisher: MJF Books
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Sales rank: 1,203,652
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionix
The Prelude1
To The Far Shore53
D-Day, 6 June 194471
Soldiering On163
Aftermath273
Appendix 1Order of the Day287
Appendix 2Allied Order of Battle and Map289
Appendix 3Glossary309
Appendix 4Sources and Acknowledgements311

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