D Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
D Day June 6 1944 The Climactic Battle of World War II Author:Stephen E. Ambrose Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative.... more »D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. 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.« less
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We normally learn that troops landed at Normandy and then pushed on to Paris. However, do you know what it took to get those troops to Normandy. That is the amazing story that Ambrose tells. Some will criticize the amount of detail, but that is the point. The details that had to be handled on the homefront in order to land those troops should make every American proud. This is a must read!