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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: [New York] : Dutton Caliber, [2020] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 9780451490070 045149007X
OCLC Number: 1122800616
Notes: Publication date from publisher's Web site.
"Previously published as a Dutton Caliber hardcover edition in 2019"--Title page verso.
Description: 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 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.
Other Titles: 1st wave
D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Responsibility: Alex Kershaw.

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"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day."--Publisher's website.

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