Book The longest day : the D-Day story, June 6th, 1944 / Cornelius Ryan.
Publication year: 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: Tauris Parke,
Resource type: Physical
Originally published: 2010.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword: D Day, Tuesday, June 6, 1944 -- -- Part One: The Wait -- Part Two: The Night -- Part Three: The Day -- -- A Note on Casualties -- D-Day Veterans: What They Do Today -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent: 350 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black
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Cornelius Ryan's account of 6th June 1944, takes the reader from the planning of the world's greatest ever amphibious landing up to its implementation. In interviews with survivors, this text captures the horror and the glory of D-Day. 6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since. But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what is it about the events of D-Day that remain so compelling? The courage of the men who fought and died on the beaches of France? The sheer boldness of the invasion plan? Or the fact that this, Rommel's 'longest day', heralded the beginning of the end of World War II? One of the defining battles of the war, D-Day is scored into the imagination as the moment when the darkness of the Third Reich began to be