Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944

Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944

Landmark #62
by Bruce Bliven Jr.
Publisher: Random House
©1956, Item: 28123
Hardcover, 180 pages
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At dawn on the 6th of June, 1944, the largest expeditionary force the world had ever seen was anchored ten miles off the coast of France. American and English bombers roared overhead, and the big guns of two navies pummeled the shore. Then the young infantrymen, Americans, British and Canadians, waded in toward the hostile coast of Europe.

This day was the turning point of the Second World War. It had been years in the planning, and the resources of many nations—resources of men, machines, minds—had been strained to make it possible. But the great assault on the Germans' Atlantic Wall was a battle, and battles are won by the bravery of men.

This book tells the story of those brave men who made the invasion succeed, courageous soldiers who led the way to Allied victory. It follows their actions and adventures on that dangerous morning on the beaches of France, a morning that became, through their heroism, one of the proudest days in American history.

From the dust jacket

This edition is illustrated by Albert Orbaan and contains a short section of photographs in chapter 3. This edition has the same publisher and publication date as another edition that is not illustrated but instead has numerous photographs throughout. The photographs in each edition have some overlap but there are photographs in each edition that aren't in the other edition. If you have a preference of editions you'll want to confirm with the seller if the book lists the illustrator or not.

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