D-Day : The Campaign Across France
The second volume in theWar Stories: World War II Firsthand series tackles the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted until that time -- the historic landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944. More than eighty veterans on both sides of the Atlantic Wall give their perspectives on the event, and the bloody two-month struggle which resulted in the Anglo-American allies wrestling France from the German defenders. Preparations for Operation Overlord, including air and sea operations to support the gargantuan landing are covered in vibrant, authentic detail. Rich with color images, famous photographs and original 3-D maps, the 9" x 12" volume also presents the timeline of events, places and personalities, giving a complete picture of the campaign across France. The volume won a Silver Medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the World History category and Best Book 2012 in the History: Military/Political category from USA Book News.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 229 x 305 x 25.4mm | 1,927.77g
- 15 Nov 2014
- Monroe Publications
- United States
- more than 200 colour and black and white photos
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About Jay Wertz
Jay Wertz is the author of six books. These include two award-winning volumes in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series, D-Day: The Campaign Across France and The Pacific - Volume One - Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, as well as the just released The Pacific - Volume Two - The Solomons to Saipan. He has written The Native American Experience, also an award-winner; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and is co-author, with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss, of Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War. He is currently writing volume four in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series for Weider History Publications. He has also been a columnist for Civil War Times Illustrated, America's Civil War, Historynet.com, GreatHistory.com and a feature writer for Aviation History and Armchair General magazines. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 38-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.