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


D Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Author Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN-10 068480137X
ISBN-13 9780684801377
Year 1995-06-01
Pages 656
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Stephen E Ambroses D Day is the definitive history of World War IIs most pivotal battle a day that changed the course of history D Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives when the horrors complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare Distinguished historian Stephen E Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism fear and determinationwhat Eisenhower called the fury of an aroused democracythat shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged Drawing on more than 1 400 interviews with American British Canadian French and German veterans Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be The action begins at midnight June 5 6 when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France It ends at midnight June 6 7 Focusing on those pivotal twenty four hours it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant Ambroses D Day is the finest account of one of our historys most important days

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