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D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches Paperback – June 5, 2002
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The real significance of "D-Day" is that it tells us just how brutal the assault at Omaha really was for the men of that generation. No account prior to this has been willing to expose the slaughter of the first waves of assault troops on Omaha. D-Day also tell us the personal stories of some of the average citizen soldiers placed into the horrible crucible of combat. Many times histories focus on strategies, officers, and overall accomplishments. This book gives us a compelling view of the rank and file who did the work of winning the war. Those who survived, and those who didn't, confronted and ultimately conquered what should have been an insurmountable fixed defense; they did their duty in a way that should make us all proud and grateful. Most veterans interviewed by Dr. Ambrose were quite modest about their accomplishments, but their quiet heroics---doing that which human beings find so hard to do---literally saved the world from a terrible tyranny---make no mistake about that! This book offers a compelling account of the price that was paid by average men (our fathers, uncles, and grandfathers), for the freedom we now take for granted.
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Ambrose rose to his usual level of excellence. The book was well researched and documented. The author was able to bring out the human elements of a colossal battle. Read morePublished 3 days ago by richard furman
An amazing book in the best detail you could possibly find on the preparation, people, and events involved with d-dayPublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
i visited Normandy last week and this book fit right into my tour, Larry McneelyPublished 7 days ago by Betty R. Mcneely
Clear, well-written and balanced. Gives you a feeling you were there.Published 2 months ago by Green Hornet