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Dawn of D-Day : These Men Were There, June 6 1944 by David Howarth (2008, Paperback)

David Howarth | ISBN-10: 160239203X | ISBN-13: 9781602392038
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"In no other book is the atmosphere of those days so vividly and truly portrayed."--The Sunday Times June 6, 1944, is one of the most famous dates in world history, and, as David Howarth shows, a defining date in countless personal histories. In this intimate chronicle, the 7,000 vessels, 12,000 aircraft, and 750,000 men committed on D-Day are taken for granted. Instead, we see D-Day through the eyes of the men on the ground as Howarth weaves together the larger story of the beginning of the battle of Normandy with the stories of the beachhead itself. The scope of Howarth's vision--focusing on England and France, on sky, beach, and hedgerow, on divisions and squads--makesDawn of D-Daya franker portrayal than any other of the turning-point of the war on the Western Front and the greatest amphibious operation in history. 21 b/w photographs.

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June 6, 1944, is one of the most famous dates in world history, and, as David Howarth shows, a defining date in countless personal histories. In this intimate chronicle, the 7,000 vessels, 12,000 aircraft, and 750,000 men committed on D-Day are taken for granted. Instead, we see D-Day through the eyes of the men on the ground as Howarth weaves together the larger story of the beginning of the battle of Normandy with the stories of the beachhead itself. The scope of Howarth's vision'�focusing on England and France, on sky, beach, and hedgerow, on divisions and squads'�makes Dawn of D-Day a franker portrayal than any other of the turning-point of the war on the Western Front and the greatest amphibious operation in history.

June 6, 1994, is one of the most famous dates in world history, and, as David Howarth shows, a defining date in countless personal histories. In this intimate chronicle, the 7,000 vessels, 12,000 aircraft, and three-quarters of a million men committed by both sides of the fight on D-Day are taken for granted. Instead, we see the invasion of Normandy through the eyes of a spry South Carolina captain (who would win the Medal of Honor), a groggy Coastguard warden in Dorset, a Dane forced to serve in the German army, a Norman innkeeper, and a score of others. Through their stories, the fury of combat is brought directly before us in all its forms: confusion, shock, elation, and agony. Howarth does an astonishing job of weaving together the larger narrative of the beginning of the battle of Normandy with the narratives from the beachhead itself. The scope of his vision-focusing on England and France, on sky, beach, and hedgerow, on divisions and squads-makes Dawn of D-Day a frank, exciting, and personal testament to those who bravely served during one of history's most important and memorable battles. Book jacket.


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ISBN-10160239203X
ISBN-139781602392038

Key Details
AuthorDavid Howarth
Number Of Pages272 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2008-06-17
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated

Additional Details
Copyright Date2008

Dimensions
Weight237.3 Oz
Height6.1 In.
Width6 In.
Length9 In.

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GroupTrade

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