The D-Day Experience

The D-Day Experience

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by Richard Holmes, Imperial War Museum
     
 

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Written by one of Britain’s best known and most respected military historians, The D-Day Experience graphically captures the planning and execution of the Allied invasion, which ultimately led to victory. More than 30 facsimile items of rare memorabilia thrust readers right into the heart of history: they’ll have the unique opportunity to relive…  See more details below

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Written by one of Britain’s best known and most respected military historians, The D-Day Experience graphically captures the planning and execution of the Allied invasion, which ultimately led to victory. More than 30 facsimile items of rare memorabilia thrust readers right into the heart of history: they’ll have the unique opportunity to relive this momentous event by holding and examining facsimiles of rarely or never-seen maps, diaries, letters, secret memos and reports, posters and logbooks. Many of these have, up until now, remained filed or exhibited only behind glass in the Imperial War Museum and other collections worldwide.

Memorabilia highlights include:

U.S. Airborne secret maps showing drop zone from parachutist's eye view

Omaha Beach Intelligence message book with minute-by-minute reports

German radio signal log at 4:15 am on D-Day which reads “Thousands of ships tracked. They’re coming.”

The Wednesday, June 7, 1944, edition of Stars and Stripes

Gold Beach Infantryman's handwritten diary from June 4–June 17, 1944, describing landings, the move inland, and battlefield promotion.

Propaganda leaflets dropped on Allied troops by night-flying German pilots

Juno Beach Canadian infantryman's letter written to his wife on the Channel crossing on the eve of D-Day. He survived D-Day but was killed later in Holland.

And more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847325006
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,027,731
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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