Sterling Point BooksŪ: Invasion: The Story of D-Day

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Sterling
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June 6, 1944: The greatest amphibious invasion the world had ever seen was launched, involving thousands of ships, incredible planning and preparation, and a million courageous soldiers, sailors, and airmen willing to sacrifice their lives for victory. Author and journalist Bruce Bliven was there that day, on the beaches of France, and he recounts it all, from the risky plans developed by the American and British military leaders through the daring landing itself. Most important, he shares stories of individual bravery shown by soldiers who waded or parachuted ashore in what became the turning point of the war.

Table of Contents

The Great Assaultp. 1
Attack by Sectionp. 6
Operation Overlordp. 21
Mounting the Attackp. 27
Ike Says "Go!"p. 38
Out of the Skyp. 44
Bad Weatherp. 55
First Wavesp. 62
The German Defendersp. 67
The Rangers at Pointe du Hoep. 75
Standstillp. 85
First on High Groundp. 90
Lambert Would Tryp. 98
Infantrymen Nowp. 105
Shuford and the Chiefp. 112
Dawson's Good Throwp. 126
They Led the Wayp. 130
The Toeholdp. 135
The End Had Begunp. 142
Indexp. 151
About the authorp. 161
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