Voices of D-Day: The Story of the Allied Invasion, Told by Those Who Were There

Voices of D-Day: The Story of the Allied Invasion, Told by Those Who Were There

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by Stephen E. Ambrose
     
 

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In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible — civilians as well as soldiers — who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning

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In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible — civilians as well as soldiers — who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning Voices of D-Day tells the story of that momentous operation almost entirely through the words of the people who were there.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A project conducted by the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans, this selection of oral histories (augmented with excerpts from published memoirs) comprises the recollections of the Normandy beachhead on June 6, 1944, by American, British, Canadian and German soldiers plus a handful of French civilians. Pathfinders, commandoes, airborne troops, glider pilots, landing-craft coxswains, infantrymen, combat engineers, men of all ranks, recall the confusion and disorientation of that dreadful 24-hour period with its shocking tactical confrontations, unexpected terrors and impersonal slaughter. Through these vivid, succinctly spoken accounts, readers experience vicariously one of history's great military moments. Drez is assistant director of the Eisenhower Center. Photos. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807120811
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Eisenhower Center Studies on War and Peace
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,342,930
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Drez, a Marine company commander in the Vietnam War, received two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is now assistant director of the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans.

Ronald J. Drez, a Marine company commander in the Vietnam War, received two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is now assistant director of the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 10, 1936
Date of Death:
October 13, 2002
Place of Birth:
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Place of Death:
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1958; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963

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Voices of D-Day: The Story of the Allied Invasion, Told by Those Who Were There 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is nothing but quality all the way through because it is by those who were there. Drez did a great job on this book and each story brought me a new idea of what it was like to be in Normandy on that frightening and great day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and must say that Ambrose and Drez did an outstanding job of putting it together. I was mesmerized by each man's story, and while I like reading about Bradly and Patton and Eisenhower; these are the stories that really stand out to me. I am thankful that there are people like Drez and Ambrose who want to preserve these priceless stories for future generations. Read this book - you will love it!