D Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

D Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

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By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 33mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 068480137X
  • ISBN 13: 9780684801377
  • Edition statement: Reprinted edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 845,544

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Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative."D-Day" is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination -- what Eisenhower called "the fury of an aroused democracy" -- that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.

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Thomas B. Buell "Chicago Tribune" Historians and public alike should be profoundly grateful to Ambrose...for assembling this comprehensive and permanent record that will be forever a resource for remembering Normandy.