Voices of Valor: D-Day: June 6, 1944

Voices of Valor: D-Day: June 6, 1944

By: Douglas Brinkley, Ronald J. Drez
Published by: Bulfinch Press
Publication Date: 2004
List: Books to Commemorate D-Day

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Voices of Valor: D-Day: June 6, 1944 is an intimated and lasting tribute to the soldiers who fought in one of the most important battles of the twentieth century. It includes two hourlong audio CDs—120 minutes in all—that allow us to hear the veterans' own voices as they recount what they experienced at Normandy. These accounts are drawn from the Peter S. Kalikow World War II Oral History Project conducted by the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, and now curated by the National D-Day Museum. The text of Voices of Valor—written by acclaimed historian and popular on-air consultant Douglas Brinkley and decorated Vietnam veteran and D-Day expert Ronald J. Drez—is based on those oral testimonies and weaves a captivating narrative of that dramatic day.

D-Day—June 6, 1944—has been rightly called a pivotal moment in the twentieth century. With the fate of World War II hanging in the balance, 150,000 Allied soldiers took part in the largest air, land, and sea operation ever attempted. Five thousand Allied servicemen died that day, but D-Day's success proved to be the decisive turning point of the war. Less than a year later, Hitler and his regime fell. This unique multimedia history of the invasion brings the veterans' stories to life as never before. 

116 black-and-white photographs and 2 audio CDs.

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