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The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II

Author: Alex Kershaw
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, [2019] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An immersive account of the D-Day invasions presents stories of the men who carried out the most perilous missions, describing the extraordinary heroism of Allied troops. Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions. Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The ten make a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 9781471185922 1471185923
OCLC Number: 1110171648
Notes: Originally published: 2018.
Description: 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: June 5, 1944 --
Ham and jam --
The cruel seas --
A Grade A stinker --
Bloody lucky --
By dawn's faint light --
An angel on each shoulder --
La Belle France --
All the blue bonnets --
Tallyho! --
The Bocage --
A dirty bush war --
Defeating Hitler.
Responsibility: Alex Kershaw.

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with a thrilling, action-heavy account of D-Day combat.  Read more...

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