D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

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Simon and Schuster, 2013. 4. 23. - 656페이지
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.
 

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A well crafted and copious detailed account that unlike many 'modern' tomes on the topic thankfully does not lend overdue weight to the contribution of the USA Armed Forces - superb & essential as ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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I listened to this book (read by the author and WWII historian Stephen Ambrose) before our trip to Normandy to see the D Day sites. The book dramatically tells the true story of the how the Allies (US ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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Acknowledgments
Epigraph
THE DEFENDERS
THE ATTACKERS
THE COMMANDERS
WHERE AND WHEN?
UTILIZING ASSETS
PLANNING AND PREPARING
The 4th Division at Utah Beach
VISITORS TO HELL
UTTER CHAOS REIGNED
TRAFFICJAM
The Navy at Omaha Beach
UP THE BLUFF ATVIERVILLE
STRUGGLE FOR THE HIGH GROUND
IT WASJUST FANTASTIC

TRAINING
MARSHALING AND BRIEFING
LOADING
DECISION TO
CRACKING THE ATLANTIC WALL
LETS GET THOSE BASTARDS
THE GREATEST SHOW EVER STAGED
A LONG SHIPS
FAIRLY STUFFED WITH GADGETS
PAYBACK
AN UNFORGETTABLE SIGHT
MY GOD WEVE DONE IT
Photographs
Glossary
Bibliography
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Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History.

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