by Stephen Hart


by Stephen Hart


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D-Day is a fascinating photographic guide to this key turning point in World War II.
By May 1944, more than 2.8 million Allied troops, with 4,000 American, British, and Canadian ships, were amassed in southern England, waiting to cross the English Channel in the largest seaborne invasion of history. More than 1,200 planes stood ready to deliver specialist airborne troops behind enemy lines, to silence German ground resistance and destroy local infrastructure, and to dominate the skies of the battle theater. D-Day provides a photographic exploration of this monumental military and political event that helped bring about the end of Nazi Germany’s four-year occupation of Europe. The book is divided into chapters covering the first days of the landings on the five beaches: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword; separate chapters cover the airborne landings of the famous American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the British 6th Airborne, as well as the crucial help of French Resistance fighters in providing intelligence and disrupting German communications and supply lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838863661
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication date: 05/21/2024
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.31(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Hart is a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has written many books on military history topics, including Road to Falaise, Military Atlas of Tank Warfare, German Weapons of World War II and Technical Guide: Russian Tanks of World War II.
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