The Americans at D-Day
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The Americans at D-Day : The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion

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In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fought so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more.
Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 27.9mm | 430.92g
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765307448
  • 9780765307446
  • 1,563,661

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"McManus has written an epic, an American Illiad." --Stephen Coonts
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About John C McManus

JOHN MCMANUS is a professor of military history at the University of Missouri who has traveled extensively in researching his books about the American experience in the Second World War.
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