Forgotten Voices of D-Day
A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those Who Were There
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6 June 1944: the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.
Drawing on thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum, Forgotten Voices of D-Day tells the compelling story of this turning point in World War 2. Hearing from paratroopers and commandos, glider pilots and landing craft crewmen, airmen and naval personnel, we learn first-hand what it was like as men waited to go in, as they neared the beaches and drop zones, and as they landed and met the enemy. Accounts range from memories of the daring capture of 'Pegasus' bridge by British glider-bourn troops to recollections of brutal fighting as the assault forces stormed the beaches.
Featuring a mass of previously unpublished material, Forgotten Voices of D-Day is a powerful and important new record of a defining moment in modern history.
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Very moving personal accounts of this audacious assault, seen from many different perspectives bring the historic events to life. The author has collated the events in a constructive narrative to put the reader virtually there in all aspects of the operation. Highly recommended.
I can’t really put into words how interesting this book is. To read the soldiers accounts of how they felt and what they did…it’s beyond anything we could imagine. I doubt there will ever be another generation like this. This one and ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ are excellent books for bringing you right into the action. Highy recommended.