D-Day [NOOK Book]

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"The Allied landings in 1944 had all the prospects for disaster. Churchill thought he would be woken up to be told of massive casualties. Eisenhower prepared a somber broadcast announcing that the enterprise had failed.

The specter of failure was always present. After a failed landing the Nazi regime would have regained the ascendant. New, terrifying bombs and rockets were ready to be launched. Long-distance submarines were in the final stage ...
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D-Day

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Overview

"The Allied landings in 1944 had all the prospects for disaster. Churchill thought he would be woken up to be told of massive casualties. Eisenhower prepared a somber broadcast announcing that the enterprise had failed.

The specter of failure was always present. After a failed landing the Nazi regime would have regained the ascendant. New, terrifying bombs and rockets were ready to be launched. Long-distance submarines were in the final stage of development. The last million Jews of Europe were listed for deportation and death.

Failure at Normandy could have given Hitler the chance of continuing to rule western Europe, particularly if the United States, bloodied and defeated in Normandy, had decided-after two and a half years of focusing on Europe-to turn all its energies to the ever-growing demands of the Pacific, leaving Europe to its own devices. Had that happened, I doubt if I would have been alive to write this book, or free to express my opinions without fear of arrest."
--Martin Gilbert
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118130940
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: Turning Points in History , #19
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 312,294
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Martin Gilbert offers fresh information on the Allies' use of double agents and phantom armies to fool Hitler and his generals into believing that the Normandy landings were a mere diversion to mask a far larger assault elsewhere. He reveals how British codebreakers provided astonishingly accurate information on German strategy and troop movements, and, with twenty-seven new maps and vivid, firsthand British, American, and Canadian accounts of the horror and heroism of D-Day, Gilbert sheds new light on one of the greatest achievements in military history.

Martin Gilbert is the author of more than eighty books, including the official biography of Winston Churchill. His other books include In Search of Churchill, The First World War, and The Second World War.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

List of Maps.

1. The Genesis of a Plan.

2. Adversaries and Allies.

3. Toward Overlord.

4. Preparations Intensify.

5. Planning and Deception.

6. The Mounting Costs.

7. The Month of May.

8. The First Five Days of June.

9. D-Day: From Midnight to Dawn.

10. D-Day: Fighting on Land: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

11. Establishing the Beachhead.

12. Beyond the Point of No Return.

Maps.

Bibliography of Works Consulted.

Index.

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    Posted December 14, 2013

    Allies Bios

    For the American, Canadian, French, Russian, and Polish armies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Blackman was here

    Saving private ryan, seeing the movie and imaging what it looks like if i was a soldier at that time

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Doomed

    Churchill the English prime minister called for all allies to gather there ships and men on the English chanal coast and ready for a full skale invation. Churchill had set up many decoys to destreact the Germans so their invation would go as planed. Whe all the ships had assembled the set off for the beach Normandy on the German ocupied France. When the allies got the they sent a scouting party to clear the way for the landing party. The battle raged on from June sixth to mid July. In the end about 220,000 allied men were lost and 320,000 German troops were lost. This was one of the most disisive battle because we gaind a foothold in France.

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