Book Title : June 6 1944

june 6 1944

Release Date : 2009-01-16
ISBN Code : 9780307565532
Book Author : Gerald Astor
Book Publisher : Dell
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

In ships and planes, they crossed the English Channel. On the other side Hitler’s army waited. And the longest day was about to begin.... In the spring of 1944, 120,000 Allied soldiers crossed the English Channel in the most ambitious invasion force ever assembled. Rangers, paratroopers, infantry, and armored personnel, these soldiers--some who had just cut their teeth in Africa and Sicily and some who were brand-new to war--joined a force aimed at the heart of Europe and Hitler’s defenses. On the morning of June 6, D-Day began. And in the hours that followed, thousands lost their lives, while those who survived would be changed forever No other chronicle of D-Day can match Gerald Astor's extraordinary work--a vivid first-person account told with stunning immediacy by the men who were there. From soldiers who waded through the bullet-riddled water to those who dropped behind enemy lines, from moments of terror and confusion to acts of incredible camaraderie and heroism, June 6, 1944 plunges us into history in the making--and the most pivotal battle ever waged. From the Paperback edition.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2014-05-06
ISBN Code : 9781627791120
Book Author : Rick Atkinson
Book Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation. Perfect for history buffs and newcomers to the topic alike! This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2007-01-01
ISBN Code : 1404207864
Book Author : Doug Murray
Book Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages : 48

Book Summary :

In graphic novel format, describes the events that happened when the Allies retook Normandy on July 5, 1994, thus turning the tide in World War Two.

Book Title : D Day in History and Memory

d day in history and memory

Release Date : 2014-03-15
ISBN Code : 9781574415483
Book Author : Michael Dolski
Book Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Over the past sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.

Book Title : D Day in the Pacific

d day in the pacific

Release Date : 2007-05-02
ISBN Code : 9780253116819
Book Author : Harold J. Goldberg
Book Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

In June 1944 the attention of the nation was riveted on events unfolding in France. But in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan was of extreme strategic importance. This is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic engagements of World War II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian was a turning point in the war in the Pacific as it made the American victory against Japan inevitable. Until this battle, the Japanese continued to believe that success in the war remained possible. While Japan had suffered serious setbacks as early as the Battle of Midway in 1942, Saipan was part of her inner defense line, so victory was essential. The American victory at Saipan forced Japan to begin considering the reality of defeat. For the Americans, the capture of Saipan meant secure air bases for the new B-29s that were now within striking distance of all Japanese cities, including Tokyo.

Book Title : Normandy

normandy

Release Date : 2012-09-15
ISBN Code : 9780760343920
Book Author : Wayne Vansant
Book Publisher : Zenith Imprint
Total Pages : 104

Book Summary :

Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full-color pages. The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five D-Day beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. But the story does not end there. Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore. The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea. This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as: 1. Construction of the Mulberry Harbors, two giant artificial harbors built in England and floated across the English Channel so that troops, vehicles, and supplies could be offloaded across the invasion beaches.2. The Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port, against a labyrinth of Gennan pillboxes.3. The American fight through the heavy bocage (hedgerow country) to take the vital town of Saint-Lô.4. The British-Canadian struggle for the city of Caen against the “Hitler Youth Division,” made up of 23,000 seventeen- and eighteen-year-old Nazi fanatics.5. The breakout of General Patton’s Third Army and the desperate US 30th Division’s defense of Mortaine.6. The Falaise Pocket, known as the “Killing Ground, ” where the remnants of two German armies were trapped and bombed and shelled into submission. The slaughter was so great that 5,000 Germans were buried in one mass grave. 7. The Liberation of Paris, led by the 2nd Free French Armored Division, which had been fighting for four long years with this goal in mind.

Book Title : D Day to Victory

d day to victory

Release Date : 2012-08-16
ISBN Code : 9781471110696
Book Author : Sgt Trevor Greenwood
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

Tank Commander Sgt Trevor Greenwood of C Squadron, the 9th Royal Tank Regiment, sailed for France in June 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. From D-Day until April 1945, he kept a daily diary of his experiences of the final push through France and into Germany, often writing in secret and in terrible conditions. Under fire, outgunned and facing a bitter winter, he never loses his moral compass or his sense of humour - finding time to brew tea and maintain morale with characterful British reserve.He writes candidly of his frustration and despair of seeing Bomber Command mistakenly bomb Allied lines near Caen (August 1944), the liberation of Le Havre (September 1944), the fighting around Roosendaal, Holland (October 1944), the reception of soldiers by the Dutch families on whom they were billeted (December 1944), and concludes with 'mopping up' operations in northern Germany (April 1945). His astonishing diary has left us a unique record of the war in Europe from the rarely-seen perspective of an ordinary soldier.An accompanying essay about the tank battles of Normandy by Duxford Museum's tank expert provide added value.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2010-05-01
ISBN Code : 1897330278
Book Author : Dan Van Der Vat
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 176

Book Summary :

With rare photographs and personal artifacts from private collections, this compelling history draws on the stories of both those who survived and those who gave their lives and also includes the author's own perspective, that of a boy living in a village near the D-Day landing site. Original.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2004-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781459712638
Book Author : Lance Goddard
Book Publisher : Dundurn
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Many have called it the most important event of the twentieth century - and Canada played a key role. When Canadian troops landed at Juno Beach, they faced some of the fiercest opposition of the attack, and yet they managed to advance further inland than all the other Allied forces. D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada’s 24 Hours of Destiny chronicles that momentous day hour-by-hour, through the words of the men themselves. With more than 300 illustrations, this is a vivid remembrance of one of Canada’s greatest military achievements.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2009-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781429622998
Book Author : Eric Fein
Book Publisher : Capstone
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

"Describes events before, during, and after the battle of Normandy, including key players, weapons, and battle tactics"--Provided by publisher.

Book Title : D day Deception

d day deception

Release Date : 2007
ISBN Code : 0275994791
Book Author : Mary Barbier
Book Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 268

Book Summary :

A new take on D-Day, showing that the successful deception of Operation Fortitude has received more than its fair share of credit for the Normandy invasions, obscuring not just the real invasion plans, but German weaknesses that contributed to Allied victory.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2012-05-24
ISBN Code : 9780241962060
Book Author : Antony Beevor
Book Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 608

Book Summary :

This enhanced ebook contains scores of fascinating additional material, including astonishing black & white and colour footage taken at the time of the events: - Video introduction by Antony Beevor - 26 embedded film clips, including footage of the Normandy landings, firefights in the deadly bocage hedgerows, Allied bombing raids, Allied commanders, the liberation of Paris - Rarely seen original NBC and Universal newsreels and radio broadcasts announcing the invasion - Rare colour footage shot by the journalist Jack Lieb The Normandy landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning, ferocious and savage fighting of the war. As casualties mounted, so too did tensions between the commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of the fighting endured terrible suffering; even the joys of Liberation had their dark side. The war in northern France marked the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between Europe and America. Making use of overlooked and new material from more than 30 archives in 6 countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin, Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.

Book Title : Juno Beach

juno beach

Release Date : 2009-07-01
ISBN Code : 1926685709
Book Author : Mark Zuehlke
Book Publisher : D & M Publishers
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

On June 6, 1944 the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among this number were 18,000 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a wide expanse of sand. Code named Juno Beach. Here, sheltered inside concrete bunkers and deep trenches, hundreds of German soldiers waited to strike the first assault wave with some ninety 88-millimetre guns, fifty mortars, and four hundred machineguns. A four-foot-high sea wall ran across the breadth of the beach and extending from it into the surf itself were ranks of tangled barbed wire, tank and vessel obstacles, and a maze of mines. Of the five Allied forces landing that day, they were scheduled to be the last to reach the sand. Juno was also the most exposed beach, their day’s objectives eleven miles inland were farther away than any others, and the opposition awaiting them was believed greater than that facing any other force. At battle's end one out of every six Canadians in the invasion force was either dead or wounded. Yet their grip on Juno Beach was firm.

Book Title : The D Day

the d day

Release Date :
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Forrest Keel
Book Publisher : Forrest Keel
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

June 6, 1944 will be remembered for many reasons. Some may think of it as a success and some as a failure. The pages following this could be used to prove either one. The only sure thing that I can tell you about D-Day is this: D-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out. For months the allied forces of millions trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Eisenhower to set a date. June 6, 1944 was to be the day with the H-hour at 06:30. Aircraft bombed German installations and helped prepare the ground attack. The ground forces landed and made their push inland. Soon Operation Overlord was in full affect as the allied forces pushed the Germans back towards the Russian forces coming in from the east. D-Day was the beginning and the key to the fight to take back Europe. In this book we will talk about the preparations that were made for D-Day, air battles and talk about each battlefront.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2013-12-15
ISBN Code : 9781482404340
Book Author : Charlie Samuels
Book Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages : 48

Book Summary :

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces led by the United States and England landed in German-occupied France. Years in the planning, more than 160,000 soldiers landed in Normandy. The fates of these forces, the key figures of leadership, and the adversity and triumphs of World War II is recounted in this fascinating volume, which includes an overview of many other significant military events. Readers will love the incredible wartime photographs and appreciate the detailed timeline concluding this important addition to any history collection.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2017-01-03
ISBN Code : 9781936529629
Book Author : Al Hine
Book Publisher : New Word City, Inc.
Total Pages : 175

Book Summary :

On June 6, 1944, 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy. Here is the dramatic story of that climatic battle and the men who planned and fought in it. The Normandy invasion altered the course of World War II and led to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Third Reich. It is a story of courage and fear, tragedy and determination.

Book Title : D Day

d day

Release Date : 2013-04-23
ISBN Code : 9781439126301
Book Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 656

Book Summary :

Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant. Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.

Book Title : D Day Bombers

d day bombers

Release Date : 2014-07-19
ISBN Code : 9781909166455
Book Author : Stephen Darlow
Book Publisher : Grub Street Publishing
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

This book is largely an eye-witness account of the heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign, something not really covered in any other books on the subject, together with background information from primary source documents on the tactics and strategy employed. Eight different aircrews, five RAF and three USAAF, tell widely differing stories of operations before, during and after D-Day. Their vivid and dramatic accounts are supplemented by numerous contributions from other aircrew and ground crew veterans, army personnel and French civilians, which have been carefully gathered by Stephen Darlow from interviews with veterans and their relatives, through correspondence and contemporary diaries. Certain raids have been selected and described in detail and there are numerous previously unpublished photographs. As Winston Churchill wrote: '…This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this island but in every land, who still render faithful service in the war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded…' Here is their story, sixty years on.

Book Title : D Day and Beyond

d day and beyond

Release Date : 2004-05-10
ISBN Code : 1469107570
Book Author : Clinton C. Gardner
Book Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 261

Book Summary :

A D-day survivor tells how he later became commander of the just-liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp, and how that experience set him on a journey of spiritual exploration—in an effort to understand what we can say about God after the Holocaust. Meeting the Russian prisoners at Buchenwald, and learning of Stalin’s similar camps, he decided to make Russia’s problems his own. That decision eventually took him to the Kremlin where he met Gorbachev and Sakharov. Throughout, he describes his discovery of “a down-to-earth spirituality,” one that offers a new approach to reconciling science and religion.

Book Title : 7 Leadership Lessons of D Day

7 leadership lessons of d day

Release Date : 2017-08-19
ISBN Code : 9781612005300
Book Author : John Antal
Book Publisher : CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

The odds were against the Allies on June 6, 1944. The task ahead of the paratroopers who jumped over Normandy and the soldiers who waded ashore onto the beaches, all under fire, was colossal. In such circumstances good leadership can be the defining factor in victory or defeat. This book is about the extraordinary leadership of seven men who led American soldiers on D-Day and the days that followed. Some of them, like Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt Jr, and Lieutenant Dick Winters, are well known while others are barely a footnote in the history books. All of them made a dramatic difference during Operation Overlord. All understood that they had a mission to accomplish and that if they failed to lead that mission would fail and more men would die. When things did not go as planned, they took action, adapted and overcame – they were leaders. Leadership was the only ingredient that would get them through the storm of death surrounding them and their men. This book is not a full history of D-Day, nor does it cover the heroic leadership shown by men in the armies of the Allies or members of the French Resistance who also participated in the Normandy assault and battles for the lodgment areas. It is, however, a primer on how you can lead today, no matter what your occupation or role in life, by learning from the leadership of these seven. A critical task for every leader is to understand what leadership is. Socrates once said that you cannot understand something unless you can first define it in your own words. This book provides the reader with a means to define leadership by telling seven dramatic, immersive and memorable stories that the reader will never forget.