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D-Day : Soldiers' Story - Giles Milton

D-Day

Soldiers' Story

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2019
ISBN: 9781473649040
Number Of Pages: 512

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The definitive soldier-on-the-beach account of the greatest invasion in history

Almost seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, the day of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever.

An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, the desperate struggle that unfolded on 6 June 1944 was, above all, a story of individual heroics - of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. Their authentic human story - Allied, German, French - has never fully been told.

Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht's bunkers, D-Day: The Soldiers' Storylays bare the absolute terror of those trapped in the frontline of Operation Overlord. It also gives voice to those hitherto unheard - the French butcher's daughter, the Panzer Commander's wife, the chauffeur to the General Staff.

This vast canvas of human bravado reveals 'the longest day' as never before - less as a masterpiece of strategic planning than a day on which thousands of scared young men found themselves staring death in the face. It is drawn in its entirety from the raw, unvarnished experiences of those who were there.

About the Author

Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Wolfram and Russian Roulette. He has also written three novels and three children's books. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in south London.

Industry Reviews

Praise for Giles Milton - :

Milton is a first-rate storyteller. Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes - Wall Street Journal

A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it! - Anthony Horowitz

What sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage war - The Spectator

ISBN: 9781473649040
ISBN-10: 1473649048
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 2nd May 2019
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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