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Normandy Beaches
     

Normandy Beaches

by Brian Williams
 

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A Place in History looks at some of the most famous and iconic sites in modern history. The books in this series also explore the wider history of the particular era or event with which each site is linked, be it World War II, the Cold War, the Holocaust, or the War on Terror.

The Normandy Beaches tells the story of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi

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A Place in History looks at some of the most famous and iconic sites in modern history. The books in this series also explore the wider history of the particular era or event with which each site is linked, be it World War II, the Cold War, the Holocaust, or the War on Terror.

The Normandy Beaches tells the story of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe in June 1944. It explains why Normandy was chosen as the site of the D-Day landings, and describes the terrifying experiences of soldiers forced to wade ashore in the face of German gunfire. The book shows why D-Day was a turning point in World War II, and describes how the battle is remembered today.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—These books each begin with a landmark and broaden outward, describing the political and economic situations that led up to notable events there. The approach works beautifully. Quotes from participants are a highlight of the series, and all the maps and photos are clear and informative. These texts will be useful supplements to history classes, but are accessible enough to appeal as extracurricular material for students already interested in the topics. In addition, the books' relatively short length, clear vocabulary, and narrative-to-image ratio will make them work with reluctant readers in a way that the books of Rosen's "The Most Daring Raids in History" series (see below) will not.

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ISBN-13:
9781445100494
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2011

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