June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches
By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
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D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose
Book DescriptionOn the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, bestselling author and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944 had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. The true story of D-Day, as Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers - junior officers and enlisted men - taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall when they realised that nothing was as they had been told it would be. D-DAY is the brilliant, no holds barred, telling of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches. Ambrose relives the epic victory of democracy on the most important day of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743449748
(198mm x 129mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen E. Ambrose
Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, was the author of numerous books on history including the Number 1 bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, D-DAY (on which SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was based) PEGASUS BRIDGE and WILD BLUE. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. He died in 2002.
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