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Dawn of D-day : These Men Were There - HOWARTH DAVID

Dawn of D-day

These Men Were There

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Published: 3rd September 2003
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In Dawn of D-Day David Howarth weaves together the testimony of hundreds of eyewitnesses and has produced a breathtaking and atmospheric account of the greatest amphibious landing ever attempted. Based on interviews with survivors and accounts by participants, including American paratroopers, British engineers, French civilians and German soldiers, this enthralling story brings all the drama of 6 June 1944 to life. David Howarth looks not only at the famous incidents but at the full range of D-Day experiences, relating the running battles between parachutists and Germans in the Norman countryside, the torment of being under fire for the first time, the agony on the invasion beaches, the shock of the German defenders and all the confusion, elation and horror of battle. Dawn of D-Day is superb history from the mouths of the men who fought on that first day of the battle for Normandy.

Introductionp. 6
Forewordp. 11
Englandp. 13
The British Air Dropp. 39
The American Air Dropp. 69
Utah Beachp. 107
Omaha Beachp. 132
The British Beaches: Gold--Juno--Swordp. 167
The Announcementp. 248
Illustrations
Briefing in England
The invasion fleet
Eisenhower seeing off American Paratroopers
A paratrooper in full equipment
Major John Howard
First British objective: the Caen canal bridge
'A lethal game of hide and seek'
Utah beach
Colonel Wilson R. Wood
A Marauder over Utah
Landing craft make for Omaha beach
Beach obstacles on Omaha offer shelter
Dawn: a fire-swept beach ahead
Omaha: 'the whitest heat of war'
A footing on Omaha
Commandos land on Juno beach
A British beach during the landing
Canadians land at Bernieres
First-aid behind a tank
Canadian troops and French civilians
The assault over, the build up begins
Maps
The invasion beaches and dropping zonesp. 8
The British Air Dropp. 40
The American Air Dropp. 81
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ISBN: 9781853676048
ISBN-10: 1853676047
Series: Greenhill Military Paperback S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd September 2003
Publisher: GREENHILL BOOKS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 60
Edition Type: Special edition