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Description - Omaha Beach by Joseph Balkoski

Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach. Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, Omaha Beach is the closest the modern reader can get to experiencing the Normandy landings firsthand.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811733762
ISBN-10: 0811733769
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Balkoski

Joseph Balkoski is a historian specializing in the history of D-Day and the Normandy campaign. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. He resided in Normandy during the summer of 2001 to study the D-Day beaches and Normandy battlefields, and he has conducted several "battlefield staff rides" there for current U.S. Army soldiers as part of their military training.

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