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D-Day: The First 24 Hours

D-Day: The First 24 Hours (Hardback)

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With first-hand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs and specially commissioned maps of the landing areas and combat zones, this book is a comprehensive examination of the first 24 hours of the liberation of Europe. - Nearly 7,000 ships landed over 132,000 US, British and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944 and, had the landing failed, the course of the war would have been altered. - This book gives the dramatic history of the first 24 hours of the Normandy landings and explains in detail the events that occurred in each landing zone. - It starts with an overview of the preparations for the landings and the disposition of German forces around Normandy, then gives a dedicated chapter to the airborne and glider landings which preceded the main assault and each of the individual beach landings. - Includes first-hand accounts of combat on the Normandy beaches. - Detailed timelines give a breakdown of events on each of the five beaches codenamed Utah and Omaha for the US beaches and Gold, Juno and Sword for the British and Canadian. - Specially commissioned maps show the areas of operation and movement of forces.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2003 ISBN-13: 9781862272149  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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(Location: Hampshire) has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, specializing in military history. He was Army editor of the British magazine Defence from 1983-90 and has written over 15 books including Eastern Front: The Unpublished Photographs. He served with the 7th Armoured Brigade in the Gulf War.

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