Invasion: The Story of D-Day (Sterling Point Books Series)

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June 6, 1944: The greatest amphibious invasion the world had ever seen was launched, involving thousands of ships, incredible planning and preparation, and a million courageous soldiers, sailors, and airmen willing to sacrifice their lives for victory. Author and journalist Bruce Bliven was there that day, on the beaches of France, and he recounts it all, from the risky plans developed by the American and British military leaders through the daring landing itself. Most important, he shares stories of individual ...

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Overview

June 6, 1944: The greatest amphibious invasion the world had ever seen was launched, involving thousands of ships, incredible planning and preparation, and a million courageous soldiers, sailors, and airmen willing to sacrifice their lives for victory. Author and journalist Bruce Bliven was there that day, on the beaches of France, and he recounts it all, from the risky plans developed by the American and British military leaders through the daring landing itself. Most important, he shares stories of individual bravery shown by soldiers who waded or parachuted ashore in what became the turning point of the war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402741418
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Sterling Point Books Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 448,240
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


The Great Assault     1
Attack by Section     6
Operation Overlord     21
Mounting the Attack     27
Ike Says "Go!"     38
Out of the Sky     44
Bad Weather     55
First Waves     62
The German Defenders     67
The Rangers at Pointe du Hoe     75
Standstill     85
First on High Ground     90
Lambert Would Try     98
Infantrymen Now     105
Shuford and the Chief     112
Dawson's Good Throw     126
They Led the Way     130
The Toehold     135
The End Had Begun     142
Index     151
About the author     161
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