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Omaha Beach : D-Day, June 6, 1944

Author: Joseph Balkoski
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania : Stackpole Books, 2006. ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: "In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach. Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, Omaha  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Balkoski
ISBN: 0811733769 9780811733762 9780811700795 0811700798
OCLC Number: 123958351
Description: xxi, 410 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
End of the beginning --
Realism, not pessimism --
Festung Europa --
Fortune favors the bold --
Greatest show on earth --
Forlorn hope --
Momentous now --
Clear the way --
Bullets like rain --
Move or die --
Everyone an infantryman --
Beyond the beach --
Full measure of devotion --
To rest or to die --
Appendix 1: Allied casualties on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 --
Appendix 2: Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross Awards for Valor on Omaha Beach --
Appendix 3: US Army and US Navy First-Wave Units on Omaha Beach --
Appendix 4: Composition of Typical Assault Boat Team, 16th and 116th Infantry --
Appendix 5: Uniform and equipment of boat team leader, 16th and 116th Infantry --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Responsibility: Joseph Balkoski.

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Overview: "In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach. Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, Omaha Beach is the closest the modern reader can get to experience the Normandy landings firsthand.

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