The Longest Day: June 6, 1944

The Longest Day: June 6, 1944

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by Cornelius Ryan, Clive Chafer
     
 

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Through the hours before dawn on June 6, 1944, as paratroopers fought in the hedgerows of Normandy, the greatest armada the world had ever known assembled off the beach -- almost 5000 ships carrying more than 200,000 soldiers.

In THE LONGEST DAY, Cornelius Ryan tells the story of the hours that preceded and followed H-Hour of D-Day. It is not a military history but

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Through the hours before dawn on June 6, 1944, as paratroopers fought in the hedgerows of Normandy, the greatest armada the world had ever known assembled off the beach -- almost 5000 ships carrying more than 200,000 soldiers.

In THE LONGEST DAY, Cornelius Ryan tells the story of the hours that preceded and followed H-Hour of D-Day. It is not a military history but the story of people: the men of the Allied forces, the enemy and the civilians caught up in the confusion of battle.

Besides researching published papers, Ryan tracked down 700 D-Day survivors. Their experiences are woven together into the breathtaking narrative of THE LONGEST DAY.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is but one of many volumes released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy (see ``World War II: Fifty Years After D-Day,'' LJ 4/1/94, p. 110-111). Ryan gleaned the information for this 1959 volume (LJ 11/15/59) from American, British, and German war documents and diaries of the great generals as well as through interviews with hundreds of soldiers and civilians who were involved in the invasion. Besides being a solid history of the event, this is also a portrait of the people who lived it. One of the best books on the subject, this is essential for all academic and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455156542
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
8
Sales rank:
582,724
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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