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Title:
D-Day : reflections of courage
Author:
Parry, Dan.
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Publication Information:
London : BBC Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps : 25 cm
General Note:
"Published to accompany the film D-Day, produced by Dangerous Films and first broadcast on BBC1 in 2004"--T.p. verso.

"As seen on Discovery Channel"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780563521167
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The story of D-Day, the turning point in World War 2, has been well documented. But this lavishly illustrated book and accompanying epic TV drama will turn all preconceptions of 'Operation Overlord' on their head. June 2004 marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the last time official reunions of veterans will take place - this is our chance to honour the veterans of the biggest military invasion and defence the world has ever seen. Told through the eyes of the men who were there: from veterans - both Allied and German - to the spies, resistance members, reporters and official photographers. Fresh stories, surprising heroes. As the tension of D-Day builds to a nail-biting climax we witness the German army's confused response to the invasion. Their failure to repel the Allies during those first crucial 24 hours is a setback from which they never recover.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
Prologuep. 10
Chapter 1 Operation Overlordp. 12
Chapter 2 The French Resistancep. 30
Chapter 3 Training the Troopsp. 46
Chapter 4 Searching for Secretsp. 64
Chapter 5 The Final Weekendp. 80
Chapter 6 Countdown to H-Hourp. 100
Chapter 7 The Battle for the Beachesp. 116
Chapter 8 The Advance Southp. 138
Chapter 9 Digging inp. 154
Epiloguep. 168
Picture Creditsp. 188
Indexp. 189