D-Day 6th June 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy (Hardcover)

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D-Day 6th June 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy (Hardcover)

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In the early hours of that morning, three divisions of paratrooper and glider forces descended on Normandy. Already assembling offshore was the largest seaborne invasion fleet in the history of the world, ready to unleash over 130,000 troops against Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. More than 7,000 aircraft filled the skies. D-Day – and the liberation of Europe – had begun. Facing them were massive concrete strongpoints bristling with Nazi artillery, machine gun nests and pill boxes, untold miles of barbed wire, vast minefields and underwater obstructions designed to rip fragile landing craft apart. For the troops heading into the beaches and the paratroopers fighting to survive just a few miles inland, it would truly be ‘The Longest Day.’

Featuring an exceptional selection of historic photographs as well as detailed battle maps, D-DAY provides a gripping account of the airborne actions and the beach assaults as well as revealing the top secret war fought by the Allies in the build-up to the invasion.
Mike Lepine is a Sunday Times No1 best-selling author. He has written 35 books and has been published throughout the world. He has also worked extensively in television in programming as diverse as the arts, consumer rights and comedy. For many years the editor of the Aviation & Military Video Club, Mike was instrumental with DD Home Entertainment in bringing much rare archival film footage to the public for the very first time.
Product Details ISBN: 9781915343529
ISBN-10: 1915343526
Publisher: Sona Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English