The Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944

The Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944

By: Bruce Bliven, Jr.
Published by: Random House
Publication Date: 1956
Series: Landmark Books
Series Number: 62
List: Books to Commemorate D-Day

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At dawn on the 6th of June, 1944, the largest expeditionary force the world had ever seen was anchored ten miles off the coast of France. American and English bombers roared overhead, and the big guns of two navies pummeled the shore. Then the young infantrymen, Americans, British and Canadians, waded in toward the hostile coast of Europe.

This day was the turning point of the Second World War. It had been years in the planning, and the resources of many nations—resources of men, machines, minds—had been strained to make it possible. But the great assault on the Germans' Atlantic Wall was a battle, and battles are won by the bravery of men.

This book tells the story of those brave men who made the invasion succeed, courageous soldiers who led the way to Allied victory. It follows their actions and adventures on that dangerous morning on the beaches of France, a morning that became, through their heroism, one of the proudest days in American history.

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Invasion: The Story of D-Day Reprint

Invasion: The Story of D-Day        
Reprinted in 2007 by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
Available formats: Hardcover, Paperback
Series: Sterling Point Books
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This edition includes a new map and new photographs courtesy of The Naval Historical Center and the Dwight D Eisenhower Library.



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