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Pub Date Apr 14 2024 | Archive Date Feb 16 2024

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“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Order of the Day, June 6, 1944 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 that 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 theatre. 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.

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march...

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This is a fabulous photographic account of D-Day. The pictures are gorgeous and the writing is excellent. It is written in such a way that anyone can read it and enjoy it whether you are familiar with the history of WWII and D-Day or have just a passing knowledge.

It covers the beginning planning, the aerial and beach campaigns, the German offensive, and the French resisistance side.

I loved this book and highly recommend it.

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A well-done pictorial look at D-day. The author weaves his story among the great photographs from the preparation of the invasion to the aftermath. The story is easy to follow, and the photos are well used to further tell the story. A great historical read about one of the biggest battles fought in WW2. A great read.

Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2024 marks 80 years since the allied forces landed on the beaches of Dunkirk and D-Day by Stephen Hart is an important chronicle of the deciding battle of WWII

The book is incredibly well structured and very detailed. Being engaging and immersive, showing the most human side of the brutality of war, captured in a wide range of photographs from both sides of the conflict. The book contains many colourised photographs which enhance the realism captured by the images without detracting from the gritty reality.

Respectful, but truthful about the grim reality of war and the losses that inevitably accompany and supercede the triumph. A very important book for academics of 20th century history, military history and in fact global history.

"Lest We Forget"

Thank you to Netgalley, Dr Stephen Hart and Amber Books for this outstanding historical record ARC. My review is left voluntarily and all opinions are my own

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